Lower Extremity Physical Examination - Video Program
Lower Extremity Physical Examination Training Training DVD

"Lower Extremity Physical Examination"
A Video Program

Only $65.00

2.0 Nursing CE Hours awarded
upon completion of online post-test

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Lower Extremity Physical Examination Video

This DVD will allow you to be comfortable performing a physical examination of the legs and feet. Whether you are performing routine foot care or lower extremity wound care, this program is a must. Learn a sequenced examination of the four organ systems represented in the lower extremity; Vascular, Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Dermatology. A subjective exam plus non-invasive testing are covered in detail. After completing this program you will have the confidence you need to perform a general lower extremity exam and understand your findings. You will also earn 2.0 Nursing CEUs.

The Program:
1. General principles of a lower extremity examination

  • What parameters are you evaluating?
  • What are the general principles of the evaluation?
  • Fifteen abnormal findings you are evaluating

2. Dermatology Examination
  • Recognize common conditions: tinea, verruca, hyperkeratosis, porokeratosis
  • Recognize important pathologies: asteototic, eczema, atrophy blanche, mechanically induced lesions & heel fissures
  • Toenail Pathology: pathologic nail discolorations (dark lines), onychomycosis, onycholysis, subungual hematoma, clubbed nails, Mee's lines

3. Musculoskeletal Examination
  • Joint examination: range of motion, strength, passive vs reactive
  • Common deformities: hammertoes, bunions, overlapping toes, metatarsalgia, hallux abducto valgus
  • Gait Examination

4. Vascular Examination
  • Objective signs of Lower Extremity Vascular Disease
  • Non-invasive testing demonstrations: Doppler, ABI, TBI, temperature, capillary refill and pedal pulses
  • Objective signs of Venous Disease
  • Common pathologies: stasis dermatitis, thrombophlebitis, pitting and non-pitting edema

5. Neurological Examination
  • Non-Invasive Testing: Semmes-Weinstein 10gm/5.07 Monofilament, DTRs, Vibration
  • Proprioception, fine touch
  • Motor, sensory & autonomic neuropathy

After viewing this program, you will be better able to:

  • Describe physical changes to the skin that indicate long standing vascular insufficiency
  • List 3 skin conditions commonly found on the foot
  • Describe the progression (regrowth) of a nail after a subungual hematoma forms
  • List 3 musculoskeletal foot deformities
  • Name the 4 directions that the foot is moved at the ankle to test range of motion
  • List 3 non-invasive vascular tests
  • Describe 3 non-invasive neurological tests
  • Describe the proper way to use the, 5.07 (10 gram) mono-filament

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Rainier Medical Education Programs, Provider #CEP15965 of the State of California Board of Registered Nursing." These CE contact hours are recognized Nationwide.

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