Physical examination 4: Specific skills
|The doctor often has some difficulty in gaining cooperation when examining patients. He/ she is not very good with instruments nor at using the correct technique in examining patients
||The doctor positions the patient properly, shows that he/she can elicit physical signs adequately, and displays skill in the use of instruments.
|Has little understanding of this.
||Attempts to do this but is not yet skilful and sometimes runs into difficulty.
||Attempts to do this and is usually successful but recognises his/her limitations.
The doctor does examine:
||Each system ( eg cardiovascular , respiratory,
||Each organ (eg eye, ear, liver, heart) properly
and can demonstrate the proper use of :
Notes for raters
This area of behaviour can only be assessed by direct observation.