Telemedicine for Providers: Conducting an Effective Physical Exam

In partnership with Thomas Jefferson University, this one-hour online continuing education course will demonstrate the physical exam over telehealth to 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 demonstrate 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

After completing this online course, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe telemedicine.
  2. Explain the components of a professional environment for a video visit.
  3. Apply principles of a professional environment in practice.
  4. Identify practical strategies that increase provider and patient comfort and communication during physical exam in the telemedicine environment.
Course Authors

None of the course authors have any conflict of interest to declare.

  • Aditi U. Joshi, MD, MSc
  • Judd E. Hollander, MD
  • Alexander Kleinmann, MD
  • Kristin L. Rising, MD, MS
  • Lara L. Phillips, MD
Additional Details

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
1.00 Attendance
1.00 CNE
1.00 Patient Safety