Cardiac Examination (OLD VERSION) - Clinical Skills OSCE Guide - Dr James Gill

These older clinical skills videos are being retired, but rather than delete them, I decided to archive them here

In this video, we demonstrate how to perform a clinical examination of the CARDIAC SYSTEM for your medical school Clinical Skills OSCE. As the gastrointestinal exam is a core skill when it comes to examining patients, students should assume that an abdominal assessment is a high yield station for any clinical exams or clinical assessments.

For a passing grade in your Clinical Skills OSCE, for the cardiac exam follow the approach of:
- Inspection
- Palpation
- Percussion
- Auscultation

HOWEVER, an cardiac examination OSCE station does not just involve listening to the heart this video also demonstrates some of the specialised examination techniques required in examining cardiology patients

Chest, pain and general concerns about the heart are common reasons for patients to see a doctor, and in any speciality, the cardiac exam will be needed

This video has five other Cardiology system-focused videos associated with it:

https://youtu.be/dxUHp85M8kQ - cardiac deep dive

https://youtu.be/CyQqxXZyQVw - cardiac demo

https://youtu.be/DdF2cbpE6mQ - cardiac murmurs

https://youtu.be/UdT9Aj5Cujo - ecg demo

https://youtu.be/g-4DlFzmI1k - ecg lead placement

Please note that there is no ABSOLUTE way to perform a clinical examination. Different institutions and even clinicians will have differing degrees of variations - the aim is the effectively identify medically relevant signs.

However during OSCE assessments. Different medical schools, nursing colleges and other health professional courses will have their own preferred approach to a clinical assessment - you should concentrate on THEIR marks schemes for your assessments.

The examination demonstrated here is derived from Macleods Clinical Examination - a recognised standard textbook for clinical skills.

Some people viewing this medical examination video may experience an ASMR effect

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