JOPA Library of Physical Examination and Injection Videos
Welcome to the JBJS JOPA library of physical examination and injection technique videos. This is a place for PAs (and NPs, MDs, and DOs) to share their techniques in their field of expertise so that other PAs can learn new, or fine-tune existing, skills. The videos, which are archived as clickable links for quick reference, show either a physical examination of a specific body region or a particular injection. Our goal is to collect multiple videos of the same type of physical examination or injection as we understand that there are several ways to perform each.
How to Submit a Video
Two types of videos may be submitted to JBJS JOPA:
Physical Examination Technique Video
Show how you perform a physical examination in a specific body region. For example, if you specialize in sports medicine you might make a video of your shoulder examination. Start with a brief introduction. Then show a complete physical examination of the body region that would be appropriate for all age groups and potential diagnoses. Mention a comprehensive list of potential diagnoses, demonstrate relevant special testing, and provide clinical pointers throughout the video. The duration of the video should be appropriate for a complete physical examination (generally 10 to 15 minutes).
Injection Technique Video
Show how you perform a particular injection, such as a subacromial, knee, or trigger finger injection. Start with a brief introduction, then mention the indications for the injection, and then provide step-by-step instructions on how to administer the injection. Make sure to identify the injection site, prepare the site, administer the injection, and describe what you are "feeling for" during the injection.
You can use a cell phone or camcorder to record your physical examination or injection technique video. Make sure to:
- record the video in one take, as it cannot be edited after submission
- inform the patient being filmed that the video will be used for educational purposes
- avoid showing a patient's face or any identifying information. If possible, use a volunteer for physical examination videos.
Videos should be submitted,
without accompanying text except for the title and authors and
with a signed
Video License Agreement, to the JBJS JOPA Editorial Manager website.