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History and Physical Exam: Images & Videos

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Bates, B., Bickley LS. Bates' Visual guide to physical examination. (2005)

4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (18 DVD set)

Smith Library Media Center : WB205 V834


Available on line HERE.


These streaming videos show step-by-step examinations with rationales for the clinician's actions and contains expanded discussions of health history taking, interviewing, and describing findings. Graphics illustrate key components of anatomy and physiology.


                v.1. Head, eyes and ears

                v.2. Nose, mouth and neck

                v.3. Thorax and lungs

                v.4. Cardiovascular : neck vessels and heart

                v.5. Cardiovascular : peripheral vascular system

                v.6. Breasts and axillae

                v.7. Abdomen

                v.8. Male genitalia, hernias, rectum, and prostate

                v.9. Female genitalia, anus, and rectum

                v.10. Musculoskeletal system

                v.11. Nervous system : cranial nerves and motor system

                v.12. Nervous system : sensory system and reflexesv

                v.13. Approach to patient

                v.14. Head-to-toe assessment of the adult

                v.15. Head-to toe assessment of the infant

                v.16. Head-to-toe assessment of the child

                v.17. Head-to-toe assessment of the older adult

                v.18. General survey, vital signs, and skin.

Minimum system requirements: PC installed with Windows98 or higher, Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher, latest version of Windows Media Player, DSL or cable modem, 800Mhz processor or faster.



YouTube Clinical Videos

Clinical Skills Online, St George University of London

Phase 1: Initiating the Session (2:28)           

Phase 2: Gathering Information Part I - Exploring Patients Problems (5:04)           

Phase 2: Gathering Information Part II - Systematic inquiry (7:39)           

Phase 3: Taking a Sexual History (7:21)          

Phase 4: Explanation & Planning. Part I - Shared decision making (5:36)           

Phase 4: Explanation & Planning Part II - Shared decision making. (5:35)      


Images and Videos


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