Abdominal Examination Essentials
Get to the gut of abdominal exams with this course. You’ll learn how to evaluate the abdomen for abnormalities and diagnose the problem.
3 CME credits
Palpation of the abdomen is the fourth component of the abdominal exam—and one of the most important. In this video, from our Abdominal Examination Essentials course, you'll learn how to build trust with your patient in pain as well as the proper hand placement for light and deep palpation.
Performing a great abdominal exam is a vital aspect of clinical practice. In this course, you’ll learn special techniques for evaluating the abdomen and how to correlate exam findings with relevant anatomy. You’ll learn the differential diagnoses associated with different regions of the abdomen and confidently refer symptomatic patients for further testing or therapeutic interventions.