Medical Body Examination

by Noor Sash, PhD

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    Okay. So, we’ll start off by washing my hands. Hello. My name is Sasha, one of the doctors. Can I just check your name, please? Tom. What’s your date of birth? 01/03/1980. Great! I’ve got the right person. I was just wondering if there’s any chance I could do an examination of you, Tommy? Would that be all right? This could involve you lying flat. I’m going to have a look and then I’m going to have a look at your hands and your face, then I would have a feel of your tummy if that’s all right? Can I get you to lie flat for me, please? So ideally, I don’t expose the patient. I’d say nipple to knees, but as long as you got adequate exposure. So I’m just going to start by having a look from the end of the bed. I’m kind of looking around the bed for any signs of sick bowls or any lines or tubes or anything else like that. I can’t see anything obvious. Also, just in the end of that examination of the abdomen, I can’t see any obvious scars or any hernias. Can I get you to have, if you lift your head up so that you’re looking towards your feet? That would make any hernias a little bit more obvious. That’s fine. You can relax for me. So I’m going to move on to inspection of the hands. Can I borrow both of your hands first? So I’m just feeling the temperature, a little bit cold. I’m checking capillary refill. That’s fine. I’m looking for any nail signs. So there’s no signs have clubbing or oncholysis. Can I feel your pulses there? Yeah. That’s fine. So pulse is irregular and symmetrical. I’m just going to have a look at...

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Medical Body Examination by Noor Sash, PhD is from the course MRCS Part A Revision Course. It contains the following chapters:

    • Expose the patient
    • Examining the stomach
    • Examining the liver
    • Auscultation
    • Completing the examination
    • JVP
    • Shifting dullness
    • Scratch test

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    1. Lift his or head up while lying supine.
    2. Lift his or head up while lying prone.
    3. Lift his or head up while lying laterally.
    4. Lift his or head up while sitting.
    1. Percussing until a dull sound is heard.
    2. Percussing until a hollow sound is heard.
    3. Percussing until no sound is heard.
    4. Percussing with your stethoscope.
    1. Pushing into the liver with exhalation.
    2. Pushing into the liver on inhalation.
    3. Lightly tapping the liver.
    4. Pinching the base of the liver.
    1. Absent or Hyperactive bowel sounds
    2. Normoactive bowel sounds
    3. Intermittent bowel sounds
    4. Hypoactive bowel sounds
    1. Jugular Venous Pressure
    2. Jugular Arterial Pressure
    3. Carotid Venous Pressure
    4. Sternocleidomastoid pressure
    1. Shifting dullness
    2. Auscultation
    3. Vibrating the stomach
    4. McMurry’s test
    1. Identify the liver
    2. Identify the kidney
    3. Identify the gallbladder
    4. Identify the spleen

    Author of lecture Medical Body Examination

     Noor Sash, PhD

    Noor Sash, PhD

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