five-point auscultation


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five-point auscultation

Auscultaton of breath sounds over the stomach, lung apices, and axillae. It is used as one of several relatively effective methods of confirming that an endotracheal tube is properly placed in the trachea and not in the esophagus. Capnography is a more precise form of confirmation of appropriate tube placement.
See also: auscultation