Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine : The Great Courses: Better Living

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Roy Benaroch
  • Series: The Great Courses: Better Living
  • 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Camilla


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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- Kigelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2015
  • Publisher: The Great Courses