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Patient Examination in the Intensive Care Unit

  • K. Hillman
  • G. Bishop
  • A. Flabouris

Abstract

There is often a false sense of security when a patient is surrounded by all the paraphernalia of modern technology — a sense that physical examination and history in the presence of so much information and technology may be redundant. While we may intimidate the general public and impress our ‘low tech’ medical colleagues with our technology; it is only the indifferent critical care clinician who does not rely on thorough history taking and physical examination in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Keywords

Intensive Care Unit Glasgow Coma Scale Pulmonary Artery Catheter History Taking Recruitment Maneuver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Hillman
  • G. Bishop
  • A. Flabouris

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