CME & Preceptor Development

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

What is a DO? (pdf)

This 17-minute video introduction provides a brief overview of what an Osteopathic Medical student can add to a medical encounter and highlights structural diagnosis students can perform along with simple treatments that students can use to address medical problems common to primary care specialties.

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CME Programs on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Title: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine’s Role in Palliative Care
CME Credit: 1 Category 1-B AOA Credit (certificates of completion available for other health care professionals)
Format:  Online, on demand, didactic instruction and demonstration
Cost:  Free

Course Objectives:
The clinical teacher will be able to:

  1. Identify the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of palliative care.
  2. Recognize and begin to incorporate the “Total Pain” concepts to palliative care with terminally ill patients.
  3. Recognize how OMT can be utilized in the Mind-Body-Spirit approach to Total Pain relief.
  4. Identify simple OMT techniques that may be utilized by both osteopathic and non-osteopathic physicians in the treatment of terminally-ill patients.
  5. Demonstrate the OMT techniques taught.

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Title: Osteopathic Care for the Surgical Patient
CME credit:  1 Cateogry 1-B AOA credit (certificates of completion available for other health care professionals
Format:  Online, on demand, didactic instruction and demonstration
Cost: Free

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

1.  Review key elements of the osteopathic approach to the surgical patient.
2.  List and describe the 3 main phases of osteopathic care for the surgical patient.
3.  Describe the etiology, pathogenesis, features, locations, and treatment of common viscerosomatic and somatovisceral reflexes and comment upon their effect upon the surgical patient.
4.  Comment upon the role of OMT in addressing two of the most common postoperative complications of surgery.
5.  Given a hypothetical case involving a surgical patient, provide a correct surgical diagnosis or treatment recommendation based upon structural findings.

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Patti Stubenberg, MPH, PhD, CCMEP, CHES
Director, Continuing Medical Education and Preceptor Development
Lincoln Memorial University-
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
office: 423.869.6819