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Osmosis Clinical Reasoning Videos: What You Need to Know

Osmosis Team
Oct 22, 2019

Learn more about the new Osmosis video series that’s helping future health professionals develop their clinical reasoning skills.

The Osmosis Content team recently wrapped up production on a brand new video series aimed at Osmosis learners who are doing clinical clerkships. The Osmosis Clinical Reasoning video series shows you how to treat hundreds of pathologies you will encounter in your career.

Clinical Reasoning videos are designed for advanced health profession trainees: third and fourth year medical students, PA students, and Nurse Practitioner students.

So, what differentiates a Clinical Reasoning video on a topic like Kawasaki disease from a regular Osmosis video on the topic? Check out this table, then read on for more details on why these videos are so essential for clerkships.



1. Clinical Reasoning videos help you develop your skills as a clinical decision-maker

With basic pathology videos on Osmosis, the focus is on the associated physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and pathophysiology, whereas with Osmosis Clinical Reasoning videos, the focus is on key steps in clinical decision-making: the “what you should do next, and why.”

Osmosis’s introductory pathology videos deliver a broad overview, covering essential information you’ll need to know for pathophysiology-focused exams like USMLE® Step 1. But once you’ve passed these initial exams and you’re armed with that knowledge, it’s time to put it into action with Clinical Reasoning.

2. Clinical Reasoning videos walk you through every aspect of the diagnostic process

Clinical Reasoning videos dive right into the signs and symptoms, and highlight the clues that will help you make the right diagnosis. From there, you’ll move into lab work and imaging studies, understanding exactly what order of testing makes the most sense in each situation.

Finally, it’s time for prevention and treatment. Clinical Reasoning videos get into the nitty-gritty details that you’ll need to know in a clinical encounter: what medication you need to offer, at what dose, and what adverse reactions to look out for. When you’re working with patients in the field, you’ll be able to reference these videos at any time for a quick refresher.

3. Clinical Reasoning videos focus on practical information to help you provide the best care possible

Osmosis Clinical Reasoning videos will help you develop the analytical mindset you need to tackle the challenges you’ll encounter on the wards, leading to better patient outcomes. Each video offers practical tips and advice on how to take care of patients with a specific condition, keeping in mind things like catching the serious conditions, while focusing on what's most common.

Developing strong clinical reasoning skills is probably the most important part of your training as a diagnostic health professional. Demonstrating proper judgment and the ability to quickly identify the most appropriate treatment is what separates good clinicians from great clinicians. These videos will help you get there.

Now it’s time to watch some videos!

We’ve put together some short Clinical Reasoning playlists to get you started. What would you  feature in your own Clinical Reasoning playlist?

Intro to Clinical Reasoning for Medical Students



Intro to Clinical Reasoning for Nurse Practitioner Students




Intro to Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistant Students




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