Physical Examination Skills 8 December 2021
CPD Hours: 6 Mode of Delivery: Classroom session
This one day workshop provides a comprehensive guide to performing clinical examinations. This course is suitable for nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and allied health professionals who regularly assess patients and will develop your skills in using a systematic approach when performing a clinical examination.
Who should attend?
All registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals
Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Paramedics, community matrons
Registered healthcare professionals with the NMC, HCPC or GPHC with a minimum of 1 year post qualifying experience.
This session aims to develop your clinical examination skills and correctly apply skills to each of the systems including cardio-respiratory, abdominal and ENT.
Develop a basic understanding of the anatomy of the heart, lungs, abdominal and ENT systems.
Undertake a structured approach to history taking and clinical examination of the main body systems.
Critically consider anatomical and physiological principles to undertake an effective clinical assessment and develop a differential diagnosis.
Develop a systematic approach to safely assess and manage patients , including history taking and identification of red flags.
Develop skills in top to toe examination.
Recognise normal and abnormal findings when performing a physical examination and when to escalate management.
There is a “MOCK OSCE” at the end of the session. This is for learning purposes and there is no requirement to have a formal PASS grade.
- Skills Competency Document
- Classroom session
- MOCK OSCE
**** Limited places available
Respiratory assessment, physical examination
Neurological Assessment: Cranial Nerves, Upper and Lower motor neurones, tone, power and sensation including co-ordination and reflexes.
***Attendance of this course does not award competence. You are encouraged to identify a mentor should you wish to increase your competence in performing a structured physical examination.