When listening to a patients heart sounds during auscultation, which sounds would most likely be heard using the bell of the stethoscope?

 

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- S3

- S1

- S2

- High-frequency murmurs

Rationale

There are two sides of the stethoscope that the nurse may use with auscultation: the bell and the diaphragm. The bell side is used to hear low-pitched sounds, while the diaphragm is used for high-pitched sounds. The bell may also be used to assess the S3 and S4 heart sounds.

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