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Pant Like a Puppy . . . for Chest Auscultation

BHAGWAN DAS BANG, MD
Opp, Ala



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Before listening to the chest of a child who does not understand how to take a deep breath, I ask the child to demonstrate how to breathe like a puppy. The child starts breathing faster and deeper. I then ask him or her to slow their breathing. This method has allowed me to auscultate well.  ■