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Physical Assessment Checklist
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Physical Assessment Checklist

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Discuss and explain the procedure to the patient
2
Clean and sanitize hands before physical examination
3
Start recording patient's vital signs (blood pressure, pulse rate, etc.)
4
Check patient's height and weight
5
Examine patient's head and neck
6
Evaluate patient's neurological responses
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Examine patient's chest and abdomen
8
Conduct brief musculoskeletal assessment
9
Check patient's skin and nails for abnormalities
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Analyse patient's hearing and vision
11
Review patient's medical history
12
Note or record observations during examination
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Compile assessment report
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Approval: Doctor's evaluation of report
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Discuss findings with the patient
16
Recommend next steps or treatments based on findings
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Schedule any necessary further appointments
18
Ensure patient understands the assessment and treatment plan
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Document the entire process for office records
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End examination procedure