Examination of the Pregnant Patient

Overview

This principle of this course would discuss the guidelines for the obstetric examinaion, components of the obstetric history and a summary of terminology to describe the feto-maternal relationship.

 

The videos demonstration covers the general physical examination of the patient, the examination of the chest and the examination of the pregnant abdomen. Tests are included for you to asess yourself on the course.

Author(s): Profs. K. Danso & N. C. EngelbergView Details of Author
Year: 2009
Keywords: examination, pregnancy
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Disclaimer

 

Any medical information in this material is intended to inform and to educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. You should speak to your physician or make an appointment to be seen if you have questions or concerns about this information or your medical condition. Viewer discretion is advised: Material may contain medical images that may be disturbing to some viewers.

 

The patients who appear in this programme freely gave their consent for the authors to use their images for educational purposes. Where real patients were filmed or photographed, we have not shown their faces or other identifiable features.

 

Introduction

 

This is an open resources prepared to demonstrate the general physical examination of the pregnant patient and the steps used during the abdominal examination to ascertain the feto-maternal relationship. It also explains components of the obstetric history and the  provides the terminology for describing the feto-maternal relationship. It contains videos lessons and test materials to guide the student in the Examination of the Pregnant Patient.

 

Objectives

 

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

List the different components of the obstetric history.

Demonstrate the general physical examination of the pregnant patient.

Demonstrate the steps used during the abdominal examination to ascertain the feto-maternal relationship.

Explain and use the terminology for describing the feto-maternal relationship.

 

Lesson Content

 

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Self Assessment Quiz

Credits

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Prof. Kwabena Danso
Dean, School of Medical Sciences,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,
Kumasi, Ghana

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N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

 

Acknowledgment

 

This programme was produced with support from the following:

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