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Examination of Peripheral Vascular System - Clinical Skills OSCE Revision - Dr Gill



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Examination of Peripheral Vascular System - Clinical Skills OSCE Revision - Dr Gill

In this video, we demonstrate the peripheral vascular examination - a less common examination, but still vitally important, particularly amongst the older population

Starting with the examination of the hands looking for clinical signs of vascular compromise, we then check the pulses of the major arteries of the upper body - the radial, brachial and carotid arteries, before moving down to assess for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

At this point, I feel it's a practical step to check the femoral pulses before doing the overview of the legs.

After visually assessing we must examine the major vascular areas of leg.- namely the popliteal pulses, before wrapping up around the ankle with the posterior tibial and dorsalis pedis pulses

For completeness, the cardiovascular examination is demonstrated here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECs9O5zl6XQ&t=2s

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