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Subtle but Serious: Examination Findings That Herald Serious Illness
Wed 10 May 2017, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
This 'Advanced Clinical Practice Update' will extend your knowledge of important examination findings.
Anyone who has undertaken any form of clinical examination skills training can identify a clubbed finger, Koilonychia or a splinter haemorrhage. These obvious findings often point towards a serious disease process which is evolving within a patient. Alongside these commonly described lesions there exits a wide range of equally important yet subtle clinical findings which can signal a serious underlying disease process existing within a patient. Many of these are easily identifiable on structured clinical examination and recognition of such findings in the right context can positively impact on patient outcomes. This course equips you with the knowledge require to recognise such critical findings.
After completing this course you will be able to:
Recognise important yet less commonly described clinical examination findings
Describe the disease processes that these findings relate to in different patient populations
Differentiate serious findings from other serious and benign findings with similar appearance
Enhance your focused clinical examination skills