The popular online streaming media resource Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination has a new series of “Communication and Interpersonal Skills” videos available on the HSLS Streaming Media page. The 27 recently added videos concentrate on the fundamental interpersonal and communication techniques often demonstrated in clinical encounters, such as appropriate nonverbal communication, broaching sensitive topics, and interprofessional communication. Some of the videos address topics relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as “Use of Preferred Title, Name, and Gender Pronoun” and “Rapport: Patients with Physical and Sensory Disabilities.”
In addition to these videos, HSLS provides access to two additional series of Bates’ Visual Guide videos, “Physical Examination” and “OSCE Clinical Skills.” The physical examination videos focus on clinical accuracy and patient care with topics such as “Head-to-Toe Assessment: Adult” and “Head-to-Toe Assessment: Child.” The OSCE clinical skills videos, with topics such as “Shortness of Breath” and “Memory Loss,” provide examples of new patient encounters, to help viewers practice their clinical reasoning skills.
The Bates’ Visual Guide videos vary in length; some videos are under five minutes, while more extensive demonstrations are closer to 30 minutes long. Each video provides viewers with a first-hand view of health professionals in the exam room and helps prepare students for patient encounters and board exams. With guided narration and closed captioning, the Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination supports learning across the health sciences and serves as a resource to refresh understanding of examination and communication techniques.
The Bates’ Visual Guide videos are only available to University of Pittsburgh users. The HSLS Streaming Media page also provides access to over 10,000 health sciences-related instructional videos such as JoVE Medicine, Reynolds Society and History of Medicine presentations, post-doc talks, and other HSLS guest lectures and special exhibits.