Watch Trauma: Life In the ER

Trauma: Life In the ER is a true reality show based upon the daily life and situations happening in the emergency room. It features the interactions of doctors, patients, nurses and families of those in the emergency room. Trauma: Life In the ER takes place throughout various emergency rooms all across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Orlando, Portland, Ore. and others. This TV series originally aired on TLC and premiered in 1997. It comes with a warning before the show begins stating that parental discretion is advised because of the graphic nature. This show will often include blood, individuals in distress (sometimes involving children), and other gory situations such as death. This show is not for those who become queasy or weak at the sight of blood or other intense situations. Be advised you most likely will see a person in pain and discomfort.

Although this is a show about the ER, it will often contain more than just what happens in the ER. It will take the viewer on location of accidents, homes, the streets, or wherever someone may be suffering and need medical attention. Sometimes an ER helicopter will be dispatched to the location of the medical emergency, and the camera will follow parts of this journey.

Trauma: Life In the ER follows the doctors and nurses daily job, but they will sometimes include parts of the doctors or nurses everyday life outside of their career. Often times you will hear a short story about the home life of one of the individuals. Such as their family, pets, hobbies, different activities or places they enjoy, or anything else pertaining to their life. More than likely during these breaks in the show it can become lighthearted and even have a humorous undertone. This will present the doctor or nurse as not only an everyday hero for their community, but also a normal everyday person who has a life outside of the ER.

TLC
4 Seasons, 41 Episodes
September 30, 1997
Health & Fitness
8.0/10
Cast: Chip Demarest, Andy Michaels, Brian Plaisier, Matthew Stanfield
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Trauma: Life In the ER Full Episode Guide

  • Accidents, violence and illnesses are treated at the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center in Denver, Colorado.

  • The staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center have come to jump-start their personal and professional lives.

  • The staff of Alameda County Medical Center have to improvise their treatments due to supply shortages and outdated equipment.

  • The Memorial Hermann Emergency Trauma Department in Houston treat the rowdy remains of the wild west.

  • At the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville they treat many for drinking, driving, and reckless outdoor behaviors.

  • The Louisville University Hospital is one of the busiest trauma units in the nation.

  • Over 90,000 patients can be treated each year without overcrowding at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.

  • The Columbine High School shooting victims were treated at the Denver Health Medical Center, their trauma unit has the toolds to handle disasters of any size.

  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is Arizona's largest hospital.

  • At Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA many patients struggle with poverty and substance abuse, their are also more than 100 gangs in the city.

  • Many return to the rivers and fields of Pittsburgh, which results to some traumas at the Pittsburgh Allegheny General Hospital.

  • Double duty at the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. S.F.

  • The trauma team at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon are full of love and dedication.

  • At Memorial Health in Savannah a St. Patrick's Day celebration increases the work for ER doctors.

  • The traumas are endless at the University of Texas San Antonio Hospital.

  • Most patients arrive with multiple life-threatening injuries at the Level One Trauma Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

  • Many injuries are inflicted upon each other and themselves at Allegheny General, in Pittsburgh.

  • Alcohol and reckless related traumas at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Oregon.

  • The only level one trauma center in San Francisco is the San Francisco General, the ER is almost always full so they have to take patients by ambulances to other hospitals.

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