Abdominal Examination

Summary of Abdominal Examination Introduce yourself, check right patient (name DOB, wrist-band) explain that you are going to perform an abdominal examination and what this will involve, and ask the patient’s permission Get patient...

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Assessing Gait

Gait is a highly co-ordinated action. It requires the integration of sensory and motor information and the functioning of many separate areas. It needs correct sensory function, muscle strength, propriception, balance, and a properly...

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Breast Examination

Background Info Presentations of Breast Disease Lump Pain – Rare in breast cancer Asymmetry – Change in breast size – particularly related to the menstrual cycle Change in breast feature Change in Nipple May...

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Diabetic Foot Check

In diabetes it is important to check distal circulation. Diabetes affects blood vessels, causing a loss of blood supply that can lead to ischemia and tissues damage. This is particularly the case in the...

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DVT Exam

Introduction Introduce yourself Check you have the right patient Explain what you are going to do Gain consent Wash hands!   Inspection Look around the bed for any mobility aids Look for signs of...

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Elbow Examination

Look Look from the front for the carrying angle and from the side for flexion deformity Look at elbow for scars, rashes, muscle wasting, rheumatoid nodules, swellings and psoriatic plaques Feel Using the back...

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