Loyola University Medical Education Network Patient Centered Medicine 2
Examination of the Abdomen: Abnormals

January 22, 2013 - Lecture: 1:15pm/LH190
                                Michael Klamut, MD
                                Trent Reed, MD (Abdominal ustrasound)

Required equipment for Small Group: EKG calipers

Small Group Session: Immediately following the lecture, SDLs, Shared Classrooms, or CSC (330)

  1. Know the relevant anatomy and physiology as pertains to the examination of the abdomen.

  2. Recognize abnormal findings from the abdominal exam.

Student Readings:

Radiology and EKGs

  1. Radiology
  1. Interpret  EKGs:  16 - 19, and surprise EKG, Week #3
Session Objectives Teaching Methods
  1. Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology as pertains to the examination of the abdomen
  2. Recognize abnormal findings from the abdominal exam

Lecture -- highlight the major concepts for the examination of the abdomen and abnormal findings. Demonstration of abdominal exam techniques on SP.
  1. Review/perform steps 40 - 50 of the BSE, if needed.
  2. Recognize abnormal findings of abdominal exam
  3. Students present case presentations to small group from patients assigned by their preceptors
  4. Students will identify and list the pertinent positives and negatives from cases presented by students.
  5. Students will develop an assessment and three-part plan for the cases presented by students.
  6. Students will write admitting orders from 2 cases presented by students.
  7. Students will interpret assigned Radiology Case(s): ZZSSOM,pt1 ZZSSOM,pt14
  8. Students will interpret assigned EKGs 16 - 19
Small group session:
  1. Brief review of major concepts learned from the readings and lecture.
  2. Co-facilitator demonstrates steps 40 - 50 to the group, if needed.
  3. In smaller groups, students review/practice these steps on one another, if needed.
  4.  The small group will work through cases presented by MS2 from Preceptors to create a problem list, list pertinent positives and negatives, create a 3-part plan for each problem, and finally write admitting orders.
Last Updated: 01/18/13
Created: 01/10/03