General Multi-System Exam

General Multi-System Exam 1997
1. Measurement of any three of the
following seven vital signs: 1) sitting or
standing blood pressure, 2) supine
blood pressure, 3) pulse rate and
regularity, 4) respiration, 5)
temperature, 6) height, 7) weight (May
be measured and recorded by ancillary
2. General appearance of patient (e.g.,
development, nutrition, body habitus,
deformities, attention to grooming)
1. Inspection of conjunctivae and lids
2. Exam of pupils and irises (e.g., reaction
to light and accommodation, size and
3. Ophthalmoscopic Exam of optic discs
(e.g., size, C/D ratio, appearance) and
posterior segments (e.g., vessel
changes, exudates, hemorrhages)
Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat
1. External inspection of ears and nose
(e.g., overall appearance, scars, lesions,
2. Otoscopic Exam of external auditory
canals and tympanic membranes·
3. Assessment of hearing (e.g., whispered
voice, finger rub, tuning fork)·
4. Inspection of nasal mucosa, septum and
5. Inspection of lips, teeth and gums·
6. Exam of oropharynx: oral mucosa,
salivary glands, hard and soft palates,
tongue, tonsils and posterior pharynx
1. Palpation of heart (e.g., location, size,
2. Auscultation of heart with notation of
abnormal sounds and murmurs Exam
of: carotid arteries (e.g., pulse
amplitude, bruits)·
3. abdominal aorta (e.g., size, bruits)·
4. femoral arteries (e.g., pulse amplitude,
5. pedal pulses (e.g., pulse amplitude)·
6. extremities for edema and/or
Chest (Breasts)
1. Inspection of breasts (e.g., symmetry,
nipple discharge) ·
2. Palpation of breasts and axillae (e.g.,
masses or lumps, tenderness)
1. Exam of abdomen with notation of
presence of masses or tenderness·
2. Exam of liver and spleen·
3. Exam for presence or absence of
4. Exam (when indicated) of anus,
perineum and rectum, including
sphincter tone, presence of
hemorrhoids, rectal masses·
5. Obtain stool sample for occult blood
test when indicated
Genitourinary MALE:
1. Exam of the scrotal contents (e.g.,
hydrocele, spermatocele, tenderness of
cord, testicular mass)·
Exam of the penis
Digital rectal Exam of prostate
gland (e.g., size, symmetry, nodularity,
1. Exam of neck (e.g., masses, overall
appearance, symmetry, tracheal
1. Pelvic Exam (with or without
position, crepitus) ·
specimen collection for smears and
2. Exam of thyroid (e.g., enlargement,
cultures), including·
tenderness, mass)
2. Exam of external genitalia (e.g.,
general appearance, hair distribution,
lesions) and vagina (e.g., general
1. Assessment of respiratory effort (e.g.,
appearance, estrogen effect, discharge,
intercostal retractions, use of accessory
lesions, pelvic support, cystocele,
muscles, diaphragmatic movement) ·
2. Percussion of chest (e.g., dullness,
3. Exam of urethra (e.g., masses,
flatness, hyperresonance)·
tenderness, scarring)·
3. Palpation of chest (e.g., tactile fremitus)
4. Exam of bladder (e.g., fullness,
4. Auscultation of lungs (e.g., breath
masses, tenderness)·
sounds, adventitious sounds, rubs)
5. Cervix (e.g., general appearance,
lesions, discharge)·
6. Uterus (e.g., size, contour, position,
mobility, tenderness, consistency,
descent or support)·
7. Adnexa/parametria (e.g., masses,
tenderness, organomegaly, nodularity)
1. Palpation of lymph nodes in two or
more areas:·Neck · Axillae · Groin·
1. Exam of gait and station·
2. Inspection and/or palpation of digits and
nails (e.g., clubbing, cyanosis,
inflammatory conditions, petechiae,
ischemia, infections, nodes)
3. Exam of joints, bones and muscles of
one or more of the following six areas:
1) head and neck; 2) spine, ribs and
pelvis; 3) right upper extremity; 4) left
upper extremity; 5) right lower
extremity; and 6) left lower extremity.
The Exam of a given area includes:·
 Inspection and/or palpation with
notation of presence of any
misalignment, asymmetry,
crepitation, defects, tenderness,
masses, effusions
 Assessment of range of motion
with notation of any pain,
crepitation or contracture·
 Assessment of stability with
notation of any dislocation
(luxation), subluxation or laxity·
 Assessment of muscle strength and
tone (e.g., flaccid, cog wheel,
spastic) with notation of any
atrophy or abnormal movements
1. Inspection of skin and subcutaneous
tissue (e.g., rashes, lesions, ulcers)·
2. Palpation of skin and subcutaneous
tissue (e.g., induration, subcutaneous
nodules, tightening)
1. Test cranial nerves with notation of any
2. Exam of deep tendon reflexes with
notation of pathological reflexes (e.g.,
3. Exam of sensation (e.g., by touch, pin,
vibration, proprioception)
Description of patient's judgment and insight
1. Brief assessment of mental status
including: orientation to time, place and
person· (Ox3)
2. Recent and remote memory·
3. Mood and affect (e.g., depression,
anxiety, agitation)