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A18 Patient examination made easy

Course summary

Boost your confidence in clinical history taking and physical examination techniques; this course lays a firm foundation for tackling the most commonly assessed body systems.

Who should attend?

All registered nurses
Nurse practitioners
District nurses
Health visitors
Modern matrons
Community matrons
Allied health professionals such as pharmacists and paramedics


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Understand the principles of taking a clinical history
  • Feel more confident in conducting a physical examination of the select systems
  • Perform a physical examination of the body systems covered in this course on a colleague

Course programme

  • History taking and physical examination techniques
  • Respiratory examination and practice
  • Cardiovascular/peripheral vascular examination and practice
  • Abdominal examination and practice
  • Documentation
  • Final physical examination test out

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