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Roy Benaroch

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Triage in Emergency Medicine
Episode 1 of Medical School for Everyone
Start the course learning about the first critical step of emergency care: triage. When faced with a waiting room full of patients, how does a capable emergency department doctor decide whom to treat first? What happens when a patient's condition…
Treating Insect and Animal Bites
Episode 13 of Medical School for Everyone
Meet several emergency patients who've been bitten by various creatures, from snakes and spiders to ticks and raccoons. Along the way, you'll learn how doctors treat allergic reactions to bites, how they treat wounds without accidentally injecting more venom into…
The Story Is the Diagnosis
Episode 4 of Medical School for Everyone
Discover how emergency doctors use OLD CAAAR: a simple mnemonic to accurately-- and quickly--pinpoint the location and characteristics of a patient's pains. Also, learn what happens when a doctor has to think fast and doesn't have the time to ask…
Hidden Clues in the Emergency Department
Episode 5 of Medical School for Everyone
Take a closer look at three emergency department cases--a urinary tract infection, a broken leg, and a bellyache--with a twist. How were these diagnoses determined? Not through expensive tests or advanced imaging, but through paying attention to the story, even…
Emergency Medicine Means Thinking Again
Episode 3 of Medical School for Everyone
Welcome to the night shift at an emergency department, where anything can happen. Through the patient cases in this lecture, you'll get a deeper understanding of how emergency doctors think twice about a young man having a heart attack, a…
Emergency Medicine Lessons from the Past
Episode 23 of Medical School for Everyone
What was emergency medicine like in the 1800s? Go back in time to the American Civil War for a glimpse at how military doctors and surgeons treated wounds and combatted infection. Compare these injuries and treatments to those of the…
Emergency Medicine Means Thinking Fast
Episode 2 of Medical School for Everyone
Dr. Benaroch takes you along with an ambulance crew to give you a three-dimensional understanding of emergency care as experienced by first responders. Topics covered in this lecture include the ABCs of a rapid scan, appropriate bystander response, and the…
Lessons from the Emergency Department
Episode 24 of Medical School for Everyone
It's time for your last shift in the emergency department. In this closing lecture, Dr. Benaroch uses several case studies to help you review the big-picture lessons of good emergency care you've learned throughout the course--lessons that have opened your…
Always Treat Pain
Episode 17 of Medical School for Everyone
Pain is a frequent chief complaint in emergency departments. This lecture brings you up close with patients suffering from acute and chronic pain, including the common complaint of back pain. These cases help you better understand everything from pain medications--and…
Altered Mental Status
Episode 10 of Medical School for Everyone
How do you handle patients in altered mental states, suffering from unusual thoughts and behaviors? How do you figure out their story and make an accurate diagnosis? Discover how, in cases like these, doctors rely more than ever on signs…
Chest Pain
Episode 7 of Medical School for Everyone
This lecture focuses on patients with chest pain, which might be either a sign of a mild illness or an actual heart attack. Why is it so difficult to identify every serious cause of chest pain? What questions should doctors--and…
Stay Safe in the Emergency Department
Episode 21 of Medical School for Everyone
Gain insights into tips and practices that emergency department doctors and patients should know to ensure their safety. Topics include the risks of conscious sedation (which is less safe than general anesthesia), the importance of knowing your allergies, and the…
An Ounce of Prevention
Episode 18 of Medical School for Everyone
No one wants to go to an emergency department. While you can never protect yourself 100%, there are ways to help avoid having to make a trip there. Here, learn about the importance of cancer screenings, vaccinations, and taking medication.…
In an Emergency, Protect Yourself First
Episode 12 of Medical School for Everyone
Doctors are commanded to do no harm to their patients. What's equally important is protecting themselves in those rare instances where a patient may do them harm. Get an inside look at how emergency doctors handle dangerous situations, including a…
Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom
Episode 8 of Medical School for Everyone
Definitive emergency care requires, first and foremost, a diagnosis. Visit a community emergency department that shares space with an urgent care center, and learn how patients like a 2-year-old with a persistent cough and a 49-year-old with a stuffy nose…
Who Needs the Emergency Department?
Episode 9 of Medical School for Everyone
Not all emergency department patients need to be there. In this lecture, meet several pairs of patients--each with the same symptoms, but only one of whom would be best served in the emergency department. Then, get some general tips for…
The Big Picture in Emergency Medicine
Episode 19 of Medical School for Everyone
A fever that's actually a sign of a very dramatic, potentially deadly disease. Abdominal pain that's not caused by illness or injury. Dr. Benaroch uses these and other eye-opening cases as a window into how doctors arrive at the big…
The Missing Piece in an Emergency Diagnosis
Episode 14 of Medical School for Everyone
Emergency department patients often aren't ready to trust the doctors attending them, since they have just met. In this lecture, learn how doctors work with patients who aren't completely forthcoming to build trust and coax out embarrassing--or seemingly irrelevant--details to…
Healthy Paranoia in Emergency Medicine
Episode 15 of Medical School for Everyone
Emergency department doctors should always assume every patient has a life-threatening illness--even though only 10% to 20% actually do. How do doctors manage this healthy "paranoia"? And how do they prepare themselves and their patients for the worst outcome while…
Simple Symptoms, Serious Illness
Episode 11 of Medical School for Everyone
Discover why sometimes a quick patient history isn't enough to help diagnose a problem. In addition to walking you through patient cases, Dr. Benaroch offers insights into fascinating tools that help doctors uncover serious illnesses hidden behind basic symptoms, including…