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24 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Triage in Emergency Medicine
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…
Episode 2 Emergency Medicine Means Thinking Fast
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…
Episode 3 Emergency Medicine Means Thinking Again
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…
Episode 4 The Story Is the Diagnosis
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…
Episode 5 Hidden Clues in the Emergency Department
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…
Episode 6 Treat the Patient, Treat the Family
According to Dr. Benaroch, to best treat a patient, you sometimes have to treat the patient's family. See this principle in action through a 16-year-old complaining of chronic bronchitis and…
Episode 7 Chest Pain
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…
Episode 8 Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom
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…
Episode 9 Who Needs the Emergency Department?
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…
Episode 10 Altered Mental Status
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…
Episode 11 Simple Symptoms, Serious Illness
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…
Episode 12 In an Emergency, Protect Yourself First
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…
Episode 13 Treating Insect and Animal Bites
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,…
Episode 14 The Missing Piece in an Emergency Diagnosis
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…
Episode 15 Healthy Paranoia in Emergency Medicine
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…
Episode 16 Fever: Friend or Foe
Are fevers your friend or your foe? In this lecture, learn the best clues to help distinguish between fevers that are signs of a viral infection and those that herald…
Episode 17 Always Treat Pain
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.…
Episode 18 An Ounce of Prevention
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…
Episode 19 The Big Picture in Emergency Medicine
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…
Episode 20 Is Exercise Good for Your Health?
This lecture's cases illustrate how sports-related injuries are treated in emergency departments. You'll encounter a softball player suffering from a concussion, a young boy's dangerous eye injury from a haphazard…
Episode 21 Stay Safe in the Emergency Department
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…
Episode 22 Emergency Medicine for Travelers
Emergency department doctors have to stay especially vigilant when dealing with patients who have traveled abroad!--especially in the developing world. Find out how they handle uncommon diseases and infections transmitted…
Episode 23 Emergency Medicine Lessons from the Past
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…
Episode 24 Lessons from the Emergency Department
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…

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