Bubble, Bubble, No Trouble Exam

December 1, 2007

Blowing bubbles is an effective way to gain a young patient's attention.

Blowing bubbles is an effective way to gain a young patient's attention. You can then ask the child's parent to blow the bubbles as you proceed with your examination. When the time comes to examine the lungs, ask the parent to have the child take over. It gives him or her something to focus on and typically results in a good, consistent respiratory effort.

-- Mark Shatsky, DO
Lake Oswego, Ore

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