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Content Update: What’s New on Osmosis?

Osmosis Team
Published on Mar 26, 2020. Updated on Sep 15, 2020.

Today we’re bringing you an update highlighting what the Osmosis Content team has been working on to provide you with the best learning experience possible. Much of this content is available right now, but we’ve also included a sneak peek of what’s coming down the pipe.

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Make sure you read to the end to get the full rundown!

All things COVID-19

The Osmosis team has been pulling out all the stops to produce incredible, informative, and up-to-date content focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. As a medical and health education company, it’s our responsibility to do what we can to #RaiseTheLine and #FlattenTheCurve by spreading awareness about COVID-19. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve produced so far, and a preview of what’s coming up soon!


As you saw in our last blog post, Osmosis is proposing a two-fold strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully, you’re reading this at home and doing your part to #FlattenTheCurve by practicing social distancing—and that’s great! But there’s also work you can do to help #RaiseTheLine and increase the capacity of our healthcare system. Watch our #RaiseTheLine video, take the #RaiseTheLine pledge, and read our blog to learn more!

Take the Osmosis Pledge to #RaiseTheLine


COVID-19 for clinicians

Each month (and whenever there’s a major breakthrough in research) we’re updating our COVID-19 video. Check out the March update below:

We’ve been adding new videos for health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This content includes videos on RT-PCR testing (the first line of testing), imaging features of COVID-19 on a CT Scan, and how to disinfect surfaces effectively. 

To help clinicians combat the stress that comes with fighting a pandemic, we've also been sharing weekly content updates content focusing on mental health and wellness. 

Watch the full COVID-19: Raise the Line playlist here:

COVID-19 content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & more

Do you follow Osmosis on social media? If not, you need to: we’ve been sharing dozens of infographics, USMLE® and NCLEX®-style practice questions, wellness tips and more, all geared towards spreading awareness of how we can unite to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To access our full collection of infographics, visit this Google Drive folder. Please share these images with your networks to spread awareness of the movement to #RaiseTheLine and #FlattenTheCurve (don’t forget to tag us!)

Online courses to help #RaiseTheLine

This month, Osmosis launched an online course to equip clinicians and the general public with the knowledge they need to help #RaiseTheLine, #FlattenTheCurve, and slow the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19: What You Need to Know course is completely free, and health professionals who complete it will earn 2 CME credits. 

Take the course: COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Coming soon: A complete, certified CNA course 

One of our most exciting updates is the announcement that we have begun creating content that covers the full curriculum of a CNA program. With this course, we’re aiming to provide the best possible learning experience for CNAs using our expertise in distance education training.

While traditional face to face instruction can’t be fully replaced, it isn't ideal during a pandemic setting, and we need CNAs more than ever. This online course will fill that need while helping to #RaiseTheLine by increasing the capacity of the healthcare system. 

Clinical content

In addition to our Clinical Reasoning library designed for students entering clerkships, Osmosis is working on a series of Clinical Skills videos. You’ve seen videos on N95 Mask-Fitting and Disinfecting Frequently-Used Surfaces—other videos in development include (but aren’t limited to!):

  • Applying sterile gloves

  • Obtaining body temperature (axilla, tympanic, oral, rectal) assessment

  • Maintaining an airway

  • Foreign object blockage: Abdominal thrusts, chest thrusts, back blows

  • Hand hygiene & surgical asepsis

High-Yield videos

Nearly all of the Osmosis High-Yield videos we have planned are available on Osmosis Prime! These videos are designed for dedicated USMLE® Step 1 board prep. Once you’ve finished our basic pathology series, dive in with these videos! Learn more in this blog article.

New High-Yield videos, available now

High-Yield: Sneak peek

Even more videos are being added to the High Yield series, including: 

  • High Yield: Congenital neurological malformations

  • High Yield: Back pain

  • High Yield: Pneumothorax, pleural effusion, hemothorax, and atelectasis

  • High Yield: Restrictive lung diseases

  • High Yield: Valvular heart disease

Anatomy videos

As we mentioned back in January, the Osmosis Content team is working on a highly-anticipated anatomy series. These videos offer an in-depth look at the different structures of the human body. The level of detail in these videos is pretty mind-blowing, and we hope you're as excited to see the full series come to life as we are! 

New anatomy videos, available now

Anatomy: Sneak peek

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but some of the Anatomy videos currently in production include anatomy of the:

  • Axilla

  • Breast

  • Pleura, lungs, & tracheobronchial tree

  • Pelvic girdle

  • Heart

  • Gluteal region and posterior thigh

We also have Clinical Correlates Anatomy videos in production that tie the relevant anatomy to clinical scenarios. Keep an eye out for these videos on Osmosis Prime!

Histology videos

Many of you have asked Osmosis to produce histology videos—and here they are! This brand new series examines the cells, tissues, and organs of the body on a microscopic scale. Expect to see more histology videos added throughout the year.

New histology videos, available now

Pathology & Physiology

Osmosis is known for our basic pathology and physiology videos, and we have no plans to stop making these any time soon! Check out the playlist below to see some of the more recent highlights we’ve added to Osmosis Prime:

New pathology & physiology videos, available now

Thanks for reading the first Osmosis Content update blog! Much of this content—including Osmosis's anticipated CNA course—will be available in the coming months. For more medical and health content, sign up for an Osmosis Prime account today

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