JUNE 15, 2020
NATIONAL BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS (NBOME)
NBOME’s Learning Center has courses for health professionals and continuing medical education. A course that addresses OMT treatment is:
The Osteopathic Approach to Patients with Respiratory Infections
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) created this course as a resource for osteopathic medical students, residents and other DOs and members of the healthcare community in a time of national and global public health crisis.
This is a self-guided educational assessment program on OMT for Patients with Respiratory Infections. The course has three main sections:
- OMT for Patients with Respiratory Infections: The Hands-On Treatment
- History of OMT for Patients with Respiratory Infections
- Research of OMT for Patients with Respiratory Infections
You can complete the individual sections in any order, or just review the section of your choice. A certificate of completion will be available for those completing all 3 sections and the self-assessment.
However, if you are just interested in a refresher on OMT hands-on modalities, the first section, OMT for Patients with Respiratory Infections: Hands-on Treatment, can be completed on its own as a quick review of the step-by-step aspects of the treatment.
Medical students, residents, practicing DOs, educators and other health care professionals
AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION (AOA)
AOA Online Learning with access to various CME online courses.
The DO (Publication)
This is an article on online CME and learning resources for DOs and osteopathic medical students.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY (AAO)
FAQ page with links to resources.
There are publications available for purchase in the AAO Store on a variety of topics.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (AACOM)
Basic information on Osteopathic Core Competencies.
AACOM’s digital resource library.
This publication is available for purchase through AACOM’s digital resource library: “The 5-Minute Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consult” by Millicent King Channell, DO; David C. Mason, DO 2008
This quick reference guidebook is designed to help physicians who are not osteopathic medicine specialists incorporate osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques into their patient treatment plan. The pocket-sized book is an efficient and effective resource for the physician to reference during time-constrained office visits. The osteopathic clinical manual is organized by diagnoses, with a two-page format for each disease. The first page includes key information about the disease and the second page contains suggested OMT techniques for the disease. This book is best used following patient assessment and in conjunction with standard medical treatment of the diagnosis.
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION OPP/OMM Video YouTube Channel
This is the YouTube channel of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). It features several short videos covering a variety of topics, including performing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), conducting research in osteopathic residency programs, integrating the tenets of osteopathic medicine into medical practice, and other topics relevant to the osteopathic community.
LWW HEALTH LIBRARY
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) – an imprint of Wolters Kluwer – publishes scientific, technical, and medical content such as textbooks, reference works, and over 275 scientific journals. OMM textbooks can be found at the LWW health library website. Students with an institutional subscription they can access it.
Other available books – Source: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
- “Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques” by Alexander S. Nicholas; Evan A. Nicholas
- “Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine” by the American Osteopathic Association
- “Greenman’s Principles of Manual Medicine” by Lisa A. Destefano
- “An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment” by Denise Burns, DO; Eileen DiGiovanna, DO; Christopher Amen, DO
- “Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine” by Kenneth E. Nelson, DO; Thomas Glonek, PhD
Disclaimer: These resources are available suggestions for study and for information purposes only. The NBOME does not endorse any particular textbook, online study, or CME course. This list may not be inclusive of other reputable organizations who may also have useful resources.