Principles of General Examination

These are the principles of general examination. these examination to be done before or after your regional examination in order to perform a complete comprehensive examination.

How to think regarding the regional examination to any part of the body is also mentioned in this table,, USE YOUR SENSES,,

General examination

4×4

Vital signs

General assessment

Regional

Systemic

  • RR
  • HR
  • BP
  • Temperature
  • Consciousness
  • Facies and body built
  • Gait, stand and decupitus
  • Cooperation, mood and intelligence
  • Head and neck
  • Trunk and back
  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Abdomen GIT & Genitourinary
  • Nervous
All body

  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation
Joints

  • See
  • Feel
  • Move
  • Measure