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Trick of the Trade: Pediatric ear exam

Posted Sep 20 2011 12:00am

Performing a physical exam on frightened pediatric patients can often be challenging. I am always thrilled to add more child-whisperer techniques to my arsenal of tricks. I have written in the past about What's your trick on performing an otoscope exam of the ears?

Trick of the Trade:
The case of the disappearing otoscope "hat"

A slight of hand can easily make the otoscope speculum disappear. Your apparent search for this missing "hat" can make it easier for you to examine the ears.

Thanks to Dr. Chris Nickson ( Life in the Fast Lane ) for the find!
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