1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice

Not "listening through" patient's gown

Discussion in 'Step II' started by E.A. Poe, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. E.A. Poe

    E.A. Poe the man
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    During the Step 2 CS we are advised not to "listen through the patient's gown". Does this mean that we just cannot place the bell on the gown but can drop it under the gown to the position it needs to go, or do we have to undo the gown in order to move to the auscultation site unimpeded?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. SOUNDMAN

    SOUNDMAN Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2004
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SKin to win is what I've heard and what we've been taught.
     
  4. FutureInternist

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    340
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    The gowns are lose enough for you to listen to the heart by threading your hand thru the opening however for posterior lung fields you have to ASK & THEN untie the gown.
     
  5. generic

    generic Senile Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I agree--I learned that it's OK to slip the steth under the gown to hear 1 or 2 things...

    ...but you're gonna need to untie and undrape on CS anyway, so might as well just do it. And ask first. And be compassionate! :cool:
     

Share This Page