Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination is a streaming video series that illustrates head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The videos cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients. Each video may be viewed as a full volume or chapter by chapter. The 18 videos in the Physical Examination series are:

  • Head-to-Toe Assessment: Adult
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment: Infant
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment: Child
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment: Older Adult
  • General Survey and Vital Signs
  • Skin
  • Head, Eyes, and Ears
  • Nose, Mouth, and Neck
  • Thorax and Lungs
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Peripheral Vascular System
  • Breasts and Axillae
  • Abdomen
  • Male Genitalia, Rectum, Anus, and Prostate
  • Female Genitalia, Anus, and Rectum
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System: Cranial Nerves, and Motor System
  • Nervous System: Sensory System and Reflexes

The video series serves as a compliment to the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking book.

This platform also includes Communication and Interpersonal Skills videos demonstrating techniques used in clinical encounters, including approaches for patients who identify as LGBTQIA+, patients with physical disabilities, and diverse populations throughout the life cycle:

  • Technique: Active or Attentive Listening
  • Technique: Guided Questioning
  •  Technique: Empathic Responses
  •  Technique: Summarization
  •  Technique: Transitions
  • Technique: Empowering the Patient
  • Technique: Reassurance
  • Use of Understandable Language
  • Use of Non-Stigmatizing Language
  • Appropriate Nonverbal Communication
  • Use of Preferred Title, Name, and Gender Pronoun
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Patient-Centeredness in Computerized Clinical Settings
  • Teach-Back Method
  • Rapport: Newborns and Infants
  • Rapport: Young Children
  • Rapport: Adolescents
  • Rapport: Older Adults
  • Rapport: Patients with Physical and Sensory Disabilities
  • Rapport: LGBTQ+ Adults
  • Broaching Sensitive Topics
  • Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Discussing Advance Directives
  • Working with Medical Interpreters
  • Disclosing Serious News
  • Responding to Emotional Cues
  • Motivational Interviewing

This platform also includes OSCE Clinical Skills Videos, which help viewers prepare for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Each video presents a clinical encounter. Viewers are then given the opportunity to develop an assessment or differential diagnosis and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup. Some of the subjects include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Knee Pain
  • Cough
  • Vomit
  • Amenorrhea
  • Falls
  • Back Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder pain
  • Child and Adolescent Asthma
  • Headache
  • Child and Adolescent Obesity
  • Memory Loss
Dates covered

Current clinical information.

Wolters Kluwer