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Lesson 3.5: Detailed Physical Exam

Objectives[edit | edit source]

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Discuss the components of the detailed physical exam.
  2. State the areas of the body that are evaluated during the detailed physical exam.
  3. Explain what additional care should be provided while performing the detailed physical exam.
  4. Distinguish between the detailed physical exam that is performed on a trauma patient and that of the medical patient.
  5. Explain the rationale for the feelings that patients might be feeling during the detailed physical exam.
  6. Demonstrate a detailed physical exam for a medical and a trauma patient.