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Examination of a 60-Year-Old Woman with Shoulder Pain course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session uses a video clip to demonstrate how to perform a focused, problem-based physical examination on a patient presenting with shoulder pain in primary care.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in September 2018.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Decide on an appropriate physical examination of a patient presenting with shoulder pain
  • Perform a problem-based targeted examination to help make a diagnosis and exclude serious pathology
  • Explain to the patient the reasons for your examination and obtain informed consent
  • Conduct an examination of the shoulder in a patient-centred way and explain the process and your findings
  • Be able to relate findings to the patient to explain the possible cause of the pain

It is the third most common cause of musculo-skeletal consultation in primary care and approximately 1% of adults consult a general practitioner (GP) with new shoulder disorders. GPs need to be able to choose an appropriate problem-based examination to be able to make a diagnosis and exclude serious pathology.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete the introductory session to this module: Introduction to Physical Examination (400-0001)
  • Be working or training in a general practice context
Instructors / Speakers
Patricia M Berry,
GP

Tricia Berry has been in General Practice for 40 years. Having retired from full-time general practice in 2007, she continues as a locum and appraiser.

One of her main interests is in medical education, having been a trainer for many years: she now runs a mentoring group for salaried doctors. She became a College examiner in 1994 and continues to examine in the current clinical skills assessment examinations.

Delivery
Title
Examination of a 60-Year-Old Woman with Shoulder Pain course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Pain management, Shoulder tears, Swimmer’s Shoulder
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
4.00_03
Access Duration (in months)
12
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