Korotkoff Sounds: Definition & Phases


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Korotkoff sounds are named after _____.

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1. The first phase of Korotkoff sounds helps to determine which part of the blood pressure reading?

2. Which Korotkoff phase determines the diastolic blood pressure reading?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Korotkoff sounds determine the numbers that make up your blood pressure reading. Test your knowledge of these types of sounds and their functions by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test knowledge of:

  • Korotkoff phase that determines the diastolic blood pressure reading
  • The sound heard during Phase V of the Korotkoff sounds
  • Who Korotkoff sounds are named after

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the first phase of Kororkoff sounds help determine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the first sound that is heard through the stethoscope during deflation of the cuff and measurement of blood pressure
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Korotkoff sounds

Additional Learning

Learn more about the sounds heard through a stethoscope when blood pressure is being checked by completing the lesson titled Korotkoff Sounds: Definition & Phases. Covered objectives include:

  • Know what a sphygmomanometer is
  • Review the five phases of Korotkoff sounds
  • Understand how blood pressure is measured