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Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

Narrated by: Roy Benaroch
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, 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.

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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!

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Excellent narrator, writing and presentation

Narator kept a good pace with a very enthusiastic and soothing voice.

Content was well structured. It gave case studies and scenarios that had similar symptoms but with different treatments in order for you to understand and differentiate.

I learned quite a lot of terminology aswell as foresight into the on goings of an emergency department.
Definately a worthwhile purchase and will relisten at a later date.

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Effortless, informative listening

One of the reasons I love Audible.
Really enjoyed this insight into the clinical reasoning process.

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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.

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FANTASTIC MEDICAL STORIES

YOU EVEN CAN SEE VIVID SCENE THROUGH EVERY STORY. VERY GOOD ENLIGHTENTING BOOK FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS, I THINK.

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  • Irena
  • 10-01-2016

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.

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  • Bruce
  • 16-05-2018

Very educational

By the end of it, about a third of the scenarios and follow on steps were correctly estimated. It would help people have awareness on how to interact with the emergency department.

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  • PS
  • 12-09-2017

Interesting

A good series of lectures on medical emergency. Whilst not aimed at existing medical professionals there were some useful snippets there that I found useful.

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  • PANAGIOTIS GALANIS
  • 11-07-2017

An interesting listen for the non-medicals

Bought this audiobook mostly out of curiosity, and actually was a good listen: informative, useful and actually somewhat captivating.

If you are interested on how ER doctors make decisions and how they go through the procedural process of eliminating ambiguity, then this will appeal to you.

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  • Ms. Jenny C. Keates
  • 25-01-2017

The real ER

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a sensible and enjoyable textbook on the practice of emergency medicine from a US perspective. The medicine is factual. It is well presented with a good use of narrative, while providing genuine educational value. Good for medical students and juniors going into an early A&E rotation

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  • Elizabeth
  • 05-10-2016

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.

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  • indra
  • 04-10-2017

great for revision .<br />

I remembered alot and picked up few tips . excellent..Great for advanced nurse practitioners.Enriching .

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  • Camilla
  • 12-09-2017

Not for medical professionals

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am a nurse, and bought this thinking I might learn a few little bits without having to put must effort into learning....
I found this course very basic, I appreciate it is for everyone, and it was very interesting to compare the American hospital systems to the NHS, but it did find it rather basic.

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

More aimed towards medical professionals.

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