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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.

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

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good Narration , excellent topic , I learned a lot about ICU medicine. Good read

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A fun trip through the ER

A real eye opener. It is extremely interesting to hear these case studies. The narrator is one of the best I’ve heard on Audible. Very enjoyable listen. You will not be bored!!

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Entertaining and informative

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the subject matter was easily understood. Would love another edition of ER stories.

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Amazing Insight from an ED Physician

I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible, it gives you insight into what it's like to be an Emergency department Doctor. everyone can benefit (perhaps even save a life) from the information given in this audiable.

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Very entertaining and informative book!

I will be ordering his other book tonight. The narration was perfect and the content was exactly what I was looking for: going through cases from the emergency room, and explaining the reasoning.

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  • Daverko
  • 2017-11-08

Entertaining, but not great for learning

Each lecture takes you to the ER and diagnosis different medical issues. Each has a theme. Makes for a very entertaining and engaging format, but I'm not sure I learned a single thing about medicine. I understand more about how an ER works and that's about it. Maybe one more thing - if you're in an ER, tell the doctor absolutely everything and don't lie.

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  • Norman B. Bernstein
  • 2015-11-27

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.

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  • Mom/RN
  • 2015-12-29

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!!

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  • Neo
  • 2016-03-01

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.

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  • Forch
  • 2015-12-26

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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?

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  • N. Rogers
  • 2018-10-24

You Really Do Not Want to be First!

This audiobook is part of the Great Courses series and is composed of 24 lectures of about 30 minutes each. The lectures take the listener on shifts in the ER, or other closely related environment, where patients present with problems and the doctor goes through a series of steps to find the cause of distress in order to provide relief.

Of course this is not designed to make physicians out of the listeners, but it can help us all be better consumers of care in the Emergency setting or elsewhere. I learned, for example, that the last thing anyone wants is to be the patient in the waiting area who is quickly ushered into the back for immediate treatment. This is because in the ED (Emergency Department), the sickest patients, those in most danger of imminent death, are the ones who receive treatment ahead of less emergent cases. So having to wait for care, while annoying, is actually a very good thing.

This was an excellent audiobook, interesting and informative. Most of the Great Courses offerings are of high quality, and this one is no exception.

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  • VegasRunaway
  • 2016-07-15

Interesting Starter

If you're into this kind of thing (which, of course I am, or why else would I have purchased this?), you'll find this beginner's guide to the ED illustrative of procedures and protocols. I would have liked a little more attention to determining diagnosis.

Some ED medicine is diagnosis by exclusion. It would also be interesting to have more info on what processes are used to rule out diseases/disorders, like definitions of specific tests, i.e. CBC, chem panel, CAT, MRI, ultrasound, chest X-ray, etc. I would also like more about chest tubes, central lines, intubation, or stroke and TPA, which may be more than what this beginner's introduction was designed for. All in all, I thought, in general, those who have never been exposed to emergency medicine will find this peek into the ED will leave them wanting more. The cases are interesting and the lecturer was great at presenting the stories. Can I get an "advanced emergency medicine?" I'll be waiting!

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  • Davis Hewitt
  • 2016-04-08

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!

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  • Jon M. Wilson
  • 2016-03-08

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!

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  • B. Alexander Voss
  • 2016-01-12

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.

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