JoVE Science Education Clinical Skills Essentials of Physical Examinations I

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Essentials of Physical Examinations I

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.

General Approach

Observation and Inspection




Proper Adjustment of Patient Attire

Blood Pressure Measurement

Measuring Vital Signs

Respiratory Exam I

Respiratory Exam II

Cardiac Exam I

Cardiac Exam II

Cardiac Exam III

Peripheral Vascular Exam

Using Doppler Device for Peripheral Vascular Exam

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