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If you've never heard of or seen the show, Untold Stories of the E.R., here's your chance to get a heads up on what this show's about. The premise of the program is precisely what the title implies. A reenactment of actual events in Emergency Rooms all across the country.

The episodes involve actors portraying patients and hospital staff that recreate actual events that occur in the E.R. Most episodes begin with unusual, hard to diagnose symptoms or freak accidents that baffle the hospital staff.

Once the episode begins, the narrator and commentary from those at the original scene give the account of how the event unfolded and clues as to where the story will go. Oftentimes, the outcome is a surprise. The nurses, doctors, paramedics, and other medical staff provide personal accounts of each incident as well as the patients and their families.

The show usually consists of two separate events and follows each from the time they enter the E.R. until they leave and for some, provides follow up information as to their condition once leaving. The diagnosis in many instances is a complete surprise to staff as well as the audience. The progression from admissions to discharge may be condensed into a one hour episode but the patients portrayed on this program are not diagnosed in this time frame.

This show provides an inside look at the sometimes chaotic situations that the E.R. has to deal with on a surprisingly regular basis. While many of the episodes revolve around interesting patients with strange problems, some involve serious cases that give a glimpse into the unexpected tragedies people face everyday.

The show not only dramatizes medical emergencies from start to finish but also gives real accounts by the medical staff about how they handle each case and what they do to maintain themselves to prepare them for this very demanding job.

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Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
10 Seasons, 107 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Untold Stories of the E.R. Full Episode Guide

  • A resort doctor is forced to care for a man critically injured by a boat propeller; a discharged patient sets off a deadly chain of events by getting a ride from his designated driver; the ER comes to a standstill when the computers and the head nurse are down.

  • An ER doctor must solve why a student is having difficulty breathing, and what his fraternity brothers might be hiding; a man falls off a roof and is impaled by a shovel; a police officer has a heart attack that endangers the hospital staff.

  • This special features 10 of the craziest stories from the first 100 episodes of Untold Stories. Doctors never know what's coming through the ER doors, and in these cases they must first get over their own shock before they can start saving lives.

  • Never-before-seen footage - A man with blue skin; un diagnosable abdominal pains; a plane crash survivor.

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