Overview

Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide



"As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the...

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First Aid for the COMLEX, Second Edition

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Overview

Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide



"As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM....This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service



Written by an exceptional team of former teaching fellows at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, First Aid for theĀ® COMLEX presents high-yield bulleted information on OMM techniques with corresponding mnemonics, illustrations, and tables to reinforce must-know information. This is the only review book to include frequently-tested cases for the new COMLEX and is the perfect companion to First Aid for theĀ® USMLE Step 1, insuring the most complete exam preparation possible.



Features:



  • Completely revised based on the latest student feedback so you know you're studying the most up-to-date and relevant material possible

  • High-yield bulleted coverage of the latest OMM techniques and treatments and osteopathic considerations for each core clerkship

  • Corresponding illustrations, mnemonics, and tables to reinforce must-know concepts and bring manipulations to life

  • Frequently-tested cases prepare you for the new COMLEX

  • Comprehensive guide to effective exam preparation includes valuable test-taking strategies

  • Questions and answers at the end of most chapters prepare you for exam day

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a summary preparation book for students who will be taking the osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) portion of the COMLEX examination. As a preparation, it describes the test and the grading system and how to efficiently prepare for the examination quite well.
Purpose: As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM.
Audience: "This has somewhat a limited audience, i.e. those preparing for the COMLEX, but the authors have collaborated to produce an interesting preparation book. "
Features: It begins with how to prepare for the test, followed by a concise listing of the basic concepts of OMM with typical questions and answers one might anticipate on the examination. Throughout the book, illustrative figures and tables summarize the items one must remember. The weak point comes in the black-and-white photographs of examination and treatment techniques that simply do not convey what the authors are attempting to describe.
Assessment: This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071600262
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 2/6/2009
  • Series: First Aid Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Zachary Nye, DO


Resident


Department of Anesthesiology


Oregon Health and Science University


Portland, OR


OMM Fellow


Class of 2006


Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago, IL





John M. Lavelle, DO


Resident


Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Boston University


Boston, MA


OMM Fellow


Class of 2008


Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago, IL



Rachel Laven, DO


Resident


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Lutheran General Hospital


Park Ridge, IL


OMM Fellow


Class of 2006


Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago, IL



Stockton M. Mayer, DO


Resident


Department of Internal Medicine


University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago


Chicago, IL


OMM Fellow


Class of 2008


Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago, IL



Elise B. Halajian, Editor


OMM Fellow


Class of 2009


Midwestern University


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chicago, IL

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Table of Contents

Preface
Section I: Guide to Efficient Examination Preparation
Introduction
Section II: OMT Fundamentals
Somatic Dysfunction
Overview of Techniques
Section III: Regional and Systems-Based Assessment
Regional Diagnosis
Osteopathic Principles and Considerations of Clinical Medicine: A Systems-Based Approach
Section IV: Historical Highlights, Key Points, and Musculoskeletal Tests
High-Yield Topics for the COMLEX
Section V: Osteopathic Treatments and Techniques
Cranial Treatment
Cervical Treatment
Thoracic, Rib, and Diaphragm Techniques
Lumbar Techniques
Sacrum and Pelvis Techniques
Extremity Techniques
Systematic Techniques
Appendix: Abbreviations
Index
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