Educational Assessment Resources


The NBOME mobilized efforts to create a new module, The Osteopathic Approach to Patients with Respiratory Infections. It is now available to osteopathic medical students, residents and other DOs and members of the healthcare community in a time of national and global public health crisis on our Learning Center. This module will continue to be offered, by popular demand, for $0 through July 31, 2020.

Much of the content provided, particularly regarding influenza pandemics, was prepared in relation to prior influenza pandemics (e.g., H1N1) and to assist learners and others in the osteopathic medical community with understanding potential opportunities to assist patients infected with respiratory pathogens.

This is a self-guided educational assessment program. Participants can complete some or all of the module as desired.  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 procedures.

The additional two sections are for those interested in the origin and history of the use of OMT in patients with respiratory infections and the research into how OMT has been studied to assist the patient as an adjunct to other evidence-based treatments, including antibiotics, anti-viral medications, other medical management, oxygen supplementation, etc. References are listed for your information. Finally, there is a 10 question self-assessment for those interested in a knowledge check.

Other available programs for free or low cost include: