* Addition of “Physician’s Assistant” to Professions List
* Bugfixing for Progress Bar tracking
Listen. Test. Learn. This unique and interactive educational app allows healthcare professionals to apply their auscultation skills against a library of clinical scenarios. All accessible from the palm of your hand.
Developed by the 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope business in collaboration with the 3M™ Health Care Academy, this holistic comprehensive training programme contains real auscultation sounds and, patient histories, based on real patient assessments. Track your progress as you learn and test yourself against best practice using a range of heart and lung sounds. Then apply your knowledge to a variety of real patient simulations.
The 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute app is useful whether you’re at the start of your career or nearing the top of your profession and wanting to refresh your knowledge. It can be used by both Littmann stethoscope owners and those who use a different brand of stethoscope.
The 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute app includes a range of learning modules:
Introduction to auscultation best practice education
One normal heart sound
One sample test module
One patient assessment module
Premium content can be accessed by entering a special promotional voucher code provided with your recent purchase of a Littmann stethoscope (applies to purchases on or after 01 July 2015). Voucher codes are only supplied with Littmann® stethoscope products purchased through an Authorised 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope Distributors during special promotional periods.
Building and assessing background knowledge
Background education: Normal and abnormal cardiac and respiratory medicine auscultatory sounds with animations and imagery.
Knowledge check: 25 multiple choice questions regarding on auscultation technique and sound formation.
Cardiology training and testing
Listen: 10 cardiac auscultations with associated heart sounds. These include multiple-choice tests with scoring and feedback.
Test: 13 cardiology assessments in a practical examination style. These include real patient histories and sounds. Test yourself against multiple-choice questions with feedback.
Learn: 10 cardiology assessments in a guided assessment style (at bedside/in clinic). These include real genuine patient histories, real auscultation sounds and ECG’s.
Respiratory training and testing
Listen: 10 pulmonary auscultations with associated lung sounds. These include real patient histories and sounds. Test yourself against multiple-choice questions with feedback
Test: 10 respiratory medicine patient assessments in a practical examination style. These include real genuine patient histories and sounds. Test yourself against multiple-choice questions with feedback.
Learn: 10 respiratory medicine assessments in a guided assessment style (at bedside/in clinic). These include associated patient histories, auscultation sounds and chest x-rays.
Important information: The audio quality of the sounds played through a computer, tablet or smartphone device may not be a faithful representation of the actual sounds heard on auscultation. This is due to the acoustical performance of sound cards, their associated drivers, or the frequency response of the headphones or speakers used. Therefore there is a possibility that the user may not be able to fully hear all clinically relevant sounds. We recommend the use of a high quality pair of headphones.
Disclaimer: Whilst based on genuine real patient histories information, all patients represented in this educational package are fictitious and any similarity with persons past or present is purely coincidental. For educational purposes only.
- August 15, 2015 Initial release
- November 16, 2015 New version 1.3
- June 22, 2016 New version 1.4.0
- June 13, 2019 New version 2.2.9
- June 22, 2019 New version 2.3.0
- July 14, 2020 New version 2.4.0
- August 05, 2021 New version 2.5.0