• general appearance including skin, hair and face (evaluate nutritional status)

• mental status examination (Fig 8.2) 6

• ears: simple hearing test; auroscopic examination

• oral cavity, including teeth and gums

• neck especially thyroid

• lungs: consider peak flow meter

• pulse and blood pressure (repeat)

• abdomen; hernial orifices

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