This instructor has a great bed side manor.  However, he does a lot of explaining to the patient as far as what he is actually doing during his assessment.  If this was an actual patient, this would be info overload for them unless you have a rare very inquisitive patient.  Most of his commentary is for the benefit of the student viewer.  Your patient dialog would be more typical of asking permission to check their head, neck, chest, etc. Explain how you will check it.  “I’m going to push down on your abdomen.” As you finish one area and before you move on to the next you could say, “That all looks well” or “Very good” or “How long has this mole been here?”

  Although shown in this video, it’s not okay to prop your live patient with the small of their back up against the guard rail.


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