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Telemedicine: Conducting an Effective Physical Exam

CME : 1 +2
Start Date :  Jan 17 - 2019 End Date :  Jan 16 - 2021

Organized by :   Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)

Specialities :   Medicine, Health Informatics

Conference Summary

Telemedicine: Conducting an Effective Physical Exam is organized by Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).

Course opens: 01/17/2019
Course expires: 01/16/2021


Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Topics in this activity fall within the approved list for Pennsylvania State Requirements for Patient Safety/Risk Management credits.  Total: 1.0 credits

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.00 contact hours will be awarded to participants.

Telemedicine is a new and fast-growing care delivery model, being used to remotely care for patients and perform remote consults over video. Its use is growing significantly and will be part of future medical practice. Despite its growth, there has been some provider hesitation in utilizing it in patient care due to the misunderstanding that an effective exam cannot be performed. 

This one hour educational course will demonstrate the physical exam over telehealth, give the learner some creative ways in which physical exams can be done over video visits, outline which complaints can be treated, and how to think differently about our physical exam practice. At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand how to do an effective physical exam over telehealth and go forward utilizing it in their clinical practice.

This course will illustrate how to do six common exams over a video visit including:
• Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat Exam
• Skin Exam
• General and Cardiopulmonary Exam
• Genitourinary and Abdominal Exam
• Musculoskeletal Exam
• Neurological Exam

Learning Objectives:
The overall educational goal of this Online CME conference is to learn how to effectively do a telemedicine history and physical exam.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe telemedicine
• Explain the elements of a professional environment for a video visit and apply these principles in practice
• Recognize practical strategies that enhance provider and patient comfort and communication during physical exam in the telemedicine environment
• Specify the segments of the below exams and for which conditions each is used for:
○ Skin
○ General and Cardiopulmonary
○ Abdominal and Genitourinary
○ Musculoskeletal
○ Neurological Physical
• Explain the components of an effective exam and assess the limits of telemedicine and when to refer for higher level of care.

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Credit Info

  • CME : 1
  • Contact Hours : 1
  • Credits : 1
Speaker (s)
6 Speakers
Target Audience

This course is designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in synchronous telemedicine and is appropriate for both primary care and surgical specialties.

Peers Info
Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 1 Number
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