How to Perform a Full Physical Exam



Wash your hands before the examination;
,Take the patient’s blood pressure

Take the radial pulse for 15 seconds if the pulse is normal.,Check the patient’s ears

Do the hearing test.,Give them the Snell test

,Test their eye reaction with a flashlight

,Get the patient to follow your fingers with their eyes

,Check the nose and throat

Check the neck.,Check the thyroid gland

Check the cranial nerves.,Check the lymph nodes

Do the lung exam.,
Now listen to the heart.,
Proceed to the abdominal exam.,
Palpate the four quadrants, liver, and spleen.,
Look at the patient’s spine.

,, Take it for 30-60 seconds if the pulse is high or slow

,, Use simple words and whisper them

,,,,, Get them to flex, extend, rotate, and bend the neck

,, Ask them to raise their eyebrows, frown, close their eyes tightly, show their teeth, smile, and puff out their cheeks

,, Do 3 spots on the back of each lung and 1 on the front of each lung

, After, move on to the carotids with the bell of the stethoscope

, Listen for bowel sounds in all 4 quadrants. Listen for an aortic bruit

, Measure the vertical span of liver with a ruler

, Get them to bend forward and touch the toes

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