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Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine Lecture

Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

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You're a doctor 11 hours into your shift, and you've just walked into a waiting area packed with patients. There's an elderly man complaining of chest pain, a teenage girl whose arms are swollen with bee stings, and an ambulance bringing in two unresponsive kids from a car crash. What do you do next?

In Dr. Benaroch's 24 lectures, experience for yourself the high-stakes drama and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department: the most intense department in any hospital and home to the kind of split-second decision making, troubleshooting, and detective work that can make the difference between a patient's life and death.

Every lecture brings you up close and personal with the common and uncommon medical crises that emergency doctors encounter throughout their careers. As you shadow Dr. Benaroch on his shifts and sometimes even venture off-site, you'll encounter patients coming in with a variety of symptoms and complaints - some of which are easily diagnosed and treated and some of which are more life-threatening than they first appear. At the heart of each case are powerful examples of:

  • How emergency doctors think on their feet
  • How emergency doctors determine what's really wrong with a patient
  • How emergency doctors rule in - or out - certain diagnoses
  • How emergency doctors counsel patients and families on improving health

This is your opportunity to explore the adventure, mystery, and fascination of emergency medicine - and to discover why it's one of the most exciting and rewarding branches of medicine to work in.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 The Great Courses (P)2015 The Teaching Company, LLC

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    Jess 22/11/2015
    Jess 22/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!!"

    Really enjoyed this audiobook! I learnt so much and finished it in only 8 days!! I hope to see more Medical audiobooks in The Great Courses series 😊😊 Thank you very much Roy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer2 03/12/2016
    Jennifer2 03/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating "

    I really enjoyed this book a lot. Just one thing:
    Snake bites are treated differently in Australia, lest anyone should come across them.
    The reading was very pleasant. Instructive for the layman and carers. Will look for more of these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Norman B. Bernstein
    Stoughton, MA
    27/11/15
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    "If you're into this sort of thing...."

    I have always been interested in medicine, and perhaps regret that I chose engineering instead, as a professional discipline. I especially enjoy medical 'reality' shows, such as recent ones on the Discovery channel which videotape doctors in emergency rooms. I often feel that I've learned enough from shows like that to actually be useful in an emergency situation.

    If you're like me, than this edition of the book series 'The Great Courses', is simply superb. Roy Benaroch is excellent in conveying the fundamentals of emergency medicine, in a way which teaches and explains, to the layman, what emergency medicine is all about.

    The chapters are taught in something of the manner of 'grand rounds' in a hospital; the story starts with a description of the patient, the 'present history of the illness' (i.e., the 'tale' of the patient in describing the symptoms and circumstances), and then proceeds to use tests and examinations to eventually reveal a diagnosis. Along the way, Benaroch reinforces the fundamentals of the proper approach to examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Perhaps this is a book with very limited appeal... but if you have ever been interested in how emergency medicine works, you'll find this an absorbing and informative listen.

    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Mom-RN
    San Antonio, TX
    29/12/15
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    "mesmerizing like a soap opera"

    I am a nursing student and this course was a great overvuew of a myriad of conditions that are commonly faced in healthcare. The professor does an eccellent job of stopping to define uncommon terms and of giving wellthought out alternatives to his conclusions. Loved it!!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Neo
    1/03/16
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    "Roy Benaroch does it again."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommend this book. Hopefully I won't be using an ED again but if so, after listening to this book,- I am better equipped to understand the wait involved and how to help myself get a quick and proper diagnosis.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • anghared
    26/12/15
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    "Interesting"
    If you could sum up Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine in three words, what would they be?

    interesting, informative, well-presented.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The wide variety of cases discussed and his relationship to the people, not just their symptoms.


    What about Professor Roy Benaroch’s performance did you like?

    His comfortable was of conveying information. This is the second of his series and I would assuredly buy another.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Davis Hewitt
    8/04/16
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    "Very interesting medical journey!"

    This is a fast paced, well written book with you as the medical student attending numerous patients with a seasoned ER Doctor. It is a good learning experience!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M. McNew
    San Jose, CA
    25/03/16
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    "Loved It!"
    Would you listen to Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine again? Why?

    Great information shared in an entertaining and helpful manner! Really enjoyed it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Narrator's approach to storytelling


    Have you listened to any of Professor Roy Benaroch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but looking forward to doing so...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very well done by professor.....loved his style!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jon M. Wilson
    Stafford Springs, CT USA
    8/03/16
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    "Excellent- a must listen!!!"

    Everyone should be required to listen to this lecture series! Interesting and engaging, leading us through cases in the ED-- filled with practical advice for everyone!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • B. Alexander Voss
    12/01/16
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    "Excellent Instructor"

    Professor Roy Benaroch is like the James Bond of Emergency Medicine. You'll want to be him by the end of the lecture. He's tactful, clever, and handles social situations (like telling a family that their loved one has passed) exceedingly well. I hope to be a fraction of the doctor that he appears to be.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Diversified Programming
    Rochester NH
    21/01/16
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    "My favorite Great Course so far"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine to be better than the print version?

    Great information, stays engaging (like a medical mystery show on TV) throughout, teaches how to handle emergencies and how to get the most out of your doctor visits.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Stays informative and interesting throughout.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every scene has something great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm about 3/4 of the way through. We just lost a patient. Very sad. Lots of info on sick kids which is excellent info but you still hate to hear about a kid that isn't 100%.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should listen to this one. Seriously. You'll love it. I almost didn't pick this one but the sample was pretty good so I went for it. It stays excellent throughout.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Peri Duncan
    14/12/15
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    "Difficult to listen to"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. The author speaks in a...very halting...voice and..it...started to...get on my...nerves. Also the last chapter on Civil War Medicine is filled with errors and myths. For example, there was wide-spread use of anesthesia during the war--it was extremely rare for it to NOT be used. As far as soldiers being left to die on the battlefield without care, that only occurred during the midst of some battles while the battle still raged on without a truce (see Fredericksburg or Cold Harbor). Ambulances and triage were regularly used by both sides to care for wounded.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Be more accurate on the Civil War. Did the author get his info from TV or movies? He should have checked with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. When gross inaccuracies like this occur, I wonder about the rest of the lessons. After all, the instructor is a pediatrician, not an Emergency Medicine Physician. Do these lessons get a peer review before being sent out as educational?


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    As mentioned before, he spoke very haltingly and it was irritating.


    Do you think Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. To correct errors.


    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Irena
    Rishon LeZion, Israel
    10/01/16
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    "Anythig you ever wanted to know about EmergencyMed"

    Roy Benaroch is not only a knowledgeable and confident medical specialist, but also an outstanding lecturer. I am sure I would not have enjoyed the subject of emergency medicine as much as I did if it were not for his concise, enlightening and entertaining narration.

    His lectures also gave me the new appreciation of what it takes to work successfully in an emergency department -- under constant stress, always in a multi-tasking mode, quickly getting to the heart of the problem when one symptom may be characteristic of tens of different life-threatening diagnoses. Roy Benaroch's lectures recreate emergency department's reality.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    UK
    5/10/16
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    "Everything I ever wanted to know about the ER!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine to be better than the print version?

    I haven't seen the print edition but I very much enjoyed the audio edition.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That's a tricky one!
    The narrator himself, of course, but so many of the people referred to have stayed fresh in my mind, several days after finishing listening to the book.


    What about Professor Roy Benaroch’s performance did you like?

    A calm and professional delivery, which still managed to convey the drama and action of the Emergency Department and the need for rapid and decisive action in many of the cases. An engaging and likeable narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was, actually, but the way it was broken down into episodes still worked extremely well and I found myself thinking about the lessons taught several times before I listened to the next episode.


    Any additional comments?

    A huge amount of valuable information is covered, including first aid and how best to help accident and emergency victims which the average listener might well encounter in everyday life, as well as how to say safe as a patient in the ER when under the care of doctors.
    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and will very likely listen to it again in the near future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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