Mosby's Physical Examination Video Series: Video 8: Blood Vessels, Version 2

1st Edition


  • eBook ISBN 9780323035187


This 15 minute video shows the steps needed to examine the vascular system, including the proper use of equipment. With the patient in various positions, it demonstrates how to palpate and auscultate the peripheral arteries and examine them for occlusion and insufficiency. It also presents blood pressure measurement and examination of the peripheral veins, including assessment of jugular venous pressure, hepatojugular reflux, hand veins, and venous obstruction or insufficiency. The video shows expected findings in adults and identifies selected variations in pediatric and geriatric patients as well as ways to modify techniques for these patients.

Key Features

  • Animations and overlays demonstrate content and processes that cannot be shown on video (e.g., organs under the skin, lymph nodes, abdomen, pregnancy, transillumination of the sinuses, hydrocele, or scrotal cyst)
  • A booklet is provided with each video, containing overviews and outlines, learning objectives, discussion topics, and review questions with answers


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About the authors

Henry Seidel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Jane Ball

Affiliations and Expertise

Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD

Joyce Dains

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Profesor and Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director; Manager, Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

G. William Benedict

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD