Lower Extremity Physical Examination 2.0 CEs - $50.00
Lower Extremity Physical Examination Training Training Video


$50 - 2.0 Nursing CEs

This video is intended for nurses and other providers who are preparing to become certified in routine foot care, whether the goal is to switch into the field or simply add additional skills to the repertoire. This video provides 2 Nursing Continuing Education Credits.

This is a downloadable product. We will send you a link for the download shortly after receiving your payment that will include:

  • Video Course (will be a .mp4 file)
  • Worksheet PDF
  • Links to Test (will be in Word doc and Text file format)



Lower Extremity Physical Examination

This video 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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