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:
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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Engineer, sailor, and prolific reader of non-fiction
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.
30-something nursing student obsessed with all things medical, historical and scientific....
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!!
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.
interesting, informative, well-presented.
The wide variety of cases discussed and his relationship to the people, not just their symptoms.
His comfortable was of conveying information. This is the second of his series and I would assuredly buy another.
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!
Great information shared in an entertaining and helpful manner! Really enjoyed it!
Narrator's approach to storytelling
No but looking forward to doing so...
Very well done by professor.....loved his style!
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!
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.
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.
Stays informative and interesting throughout.
Every scene has something great.
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%.
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.
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.
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?
As mentioned before, he spoke very haltingly and it was irritating.
Yes. To correct errors.
"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.
"Everything I ever wanted to know about the ER!"
I haven't seen the print edition but I very much enjoyed the audio edition.
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.
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.
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.
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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