Welcome to JoVE Science Education, the revolutionary video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.
JoVE's premier Clinical Skills collection provides the foundation for performing physical exams. The collection begins by introducing several universal concepts such as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Techniques for measuring blood pressure and other vital signs are then demonstrated. Finally, the collection culminates with key pulmonary and cardiovascular physical exam techniques that can greatly assist in bedside diagnosis.
JoVE Clinical Skills becomes more specialized in the second edition of the series. First, we provide methodology for performing the HEENT exams. We then proceed to demonstrate a series of abdominal exams, including the assessment of acute abdominal pain. Finally, the collection delves into some sensitive procedures such as the male rectal exam, comprehensive breast assessment and evaluation of female pelvic structures.