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Screening Physical Exam

Medical exam procedures-text with accompanying procedures. Methodical examination of patients from head to foot.


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9 years ago
material para visualizar el examen fisico detallado en imagenes
Alexis Kopral
Alexis Kopral (Student)
16 years ago
I really enjoyed how much detail you went into explaining the method of the physical examination, the normal and abnormal findings and even a self evaluation at the end. More sound clips or photos would have made the site more interesting.

Technical Remarks:

Some of the sound clips for the hear sounds were barily audible.
Sharon Starr
Sharon Starr (Faculty)
18 years ago
I was glad to discover this as a resource for my physical assessment class. I am
a faculty member in a nursing program.

Technical Remarks:

The information was easy to access and would be easy for a first time user. I
agree that more information about the total person assessment would be
beneficial. This definitely is built on the medical model and not the nursing
Used in course? Yes
T Calhoun
T Calhoun (Faculty)
21 years ago
This website provided easy access to basic physical examination procedures that
could be understood and utilized by those not in the medical profession. The
language was detailed, specific and easy to follow.
Kathleen Walsh
Kathleen Walsh (Faculty)
21 years ago
The course content is outlined in an organized way allowing users to focus on
one system or jump among them. Overall, the content is accurate. The content
areas, method, knowledge, abnormal, self-eval organize the content and the
photos are helpful. Video might be useful as well.
The self evaluation content, found when clicking on MAIN is a valuable learning

Technical Remarks:

The index to self evaluations is not identified clearly.
Louise F. Timmer
Louise F. Timmer (Faculty)
23 years ago
The physical assessment page had outline information and on a physical assessment page graphics, pictures, etc. would be helpful
Deborah Roush
Deborah Roush (Faculty)
23 years ago
Otoscopic examination - it is now recommended that the otoscope be held like a pen so the side of the hand can be used to as a support against the head to prevent injury with movement.

Sensory assessment of the face indicates a pin is used to assess sharp sensation. Use of a pin is discouraged because of the potential for injury. Rather than a pin, use a broken applicator so the cotton end is splayed for soft and the broken end is then used for sharp.

We also noted that the general assessment lacks a holistic perspective of assessing the mind and the spirit which are integral with any assessment of the body.

Bonnie Faherty & Deborah Roush