1997 - 2005, Reality, Other, Science
A camera crew shows the work of hospital emergency rooms.

Episode Guide

  • Trauma - Burned (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:


    Orlando Regional Medical Center is the only level-one trauma center in Central Florida.

  • Trauma - Unbreakable (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:


    Stabbing victim; drunk driver causes a crash; drive-by-shooting victim.

  • Trauma - Survivors (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:


    Gunshot victims; homeless children with colds; seizure; stroke victim.

  • Trauma - Life Support (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    Life Support

    Doctors at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital recognize medicine includes faith, family support and counseling; doctors counsel a young black man shot in the abdomen; a family's faith is tested after a teen is severely injured.

  • Trauma - The Good Life (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    The Good Life

    Stabbing; car-crash victim; boy falls face-first on concrete.

  • Trauma - A Meaningful Life (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    A Meaningful Life

    Brain death; life support; organ donation; transplants.

  • Trauma - Night Calls (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Night Calls

    A man's heart stops beating after a DWI-related accident; a woman's ATV flips and lands on her; a man is overdosing on drugs.

  • Trauma - Trick or Trauma (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Trick or Trauma

    Asthma attack; respiratory sensorial virus; overdose.

  • Trauma - Blindsided (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:


    Doctors at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., help patients rebuild lives shattered by trauma; a mother and daughter recover from a car accident; an elderly smoker fights to breathe; a patient with numbness refuses to cooperate.

  • Trauma - Seven Phoenix (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Seven Phoenix

  • Trauma - Motor City Blues (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Motor City Blues

    A man who lost control of his vehicle and drove into a brick wall; a woman who sustained second- and third-degree burns; a man hit by a truck.

  • Trauma - Resurrection (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:


    Crash victims; fight injuries; chest pains; intoxicated man who broke his leg in a casino.

  • Trauma - Never Say Never (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Never Say Never

    Horseback-riding accident; broken wrist; crash victims.

  • Trauma - On the Streets (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    On the Streets

  • Trauma - Miraculous (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:


    Doctors at Florida's Orlando Regional Medical Center work on a man who fell from a ladder and got skewered by a tree limb; young car crash victims have internal injuries.

  • Trauma - Knights of Newark (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Knights of Newark

  • Trauma - Los Angeles Rush Hour (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Los Angeles Rush Hour

  • Trauma - San Francisco: The Night Shift (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    San Francisco: The Night Shift

  • Trauma - Phoenix Seven Minutes (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Phoenix Seven Minutes

  • Trauma - Speed Fever (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Speed Fever

    The staff of Wishard Memorial Hospital treat accident victims and victims of violence.

  • Trauma - Brave Decisions: Fresno, California (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Brave Decisions: Fresno, California

    Stuntman has a bike accident; gang-war stabbing; car-crash victims; man gets burned in a camping accident.

  • Trauma - The Learning Curve (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    The Learning Curve

    Mentally ill son attacks family; horse throws polo-player.

  • Trauma - Preventive Measures (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Preventive Measures

    A construction worker is hit with a large beam; a woman is robbed and shot.

  • Trauma - Bright Lights, Big Trauma: Las Vegas, Nevada (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Bright Lights, Big Trauma: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Staff at University Medical Center in Las Vegas treat accident and crime victims.

  • Trauma - Peril at the Shore: Neptune, New Jersey (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Peril at the Shore: Neptune, New Jersey

    Sometimes vacation plans go awry.

  • Trauma - To Serve With Love (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    To Serve With Love

    Gang warfare and a high population of sick patients keep medical center workers on the move in Los Angeles.

  • Trauma - Built to Last (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Built to Last

    The doctors and nurses of the University Medical Center in Las Vegas treat a variety of accident victims.

  • Trauma - Luck of the Draw (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Luck of the Draw

    University of New Mexico Hospital staffers treat victims of crime, accident and illness.

  • Trauma - Standing Tall (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Standing Tall

    The work of the staff at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas includes a rodeo champion who was trampled by a bull.

  • Trauma - Staying Afloat (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Staying Afloat

    Trauma patients flood the Tampa General Hospital during Gasparilla Day -- the city's version of Mardi Gras.

  • Trauma - The Bleeding Heartland (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Bleeding Heartland

    Doctors treat a series of gunshot victims and a woman with vision and mobility problems at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

  • Trauma - Under Pressure (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Under Pressure

    The level one trauma center at Fresno's University Medical Center treats car crash victims and infant with respiratory problems.

  • Trauma - Keeping the Faith (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Keeping the Faith

    A man who lost a kidney to cancer, damaged his heart with heroin and is HIV-positive; man with cardiac failure; car crash victims.

  • Trauma - High Stakes Trauma (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    High Stakes Trauma

    A car crash victim with internal bleeding; a potential stroke victim; a sawmill worker with a piece of wood piercing his nose.

  • Trauma - Viva La Trauma (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Viva La Trauma

    Two victims of gang violence, a 3-year-old who fell from a balcony and several gunshot victims arrive at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

  • Trauma - Mind Over Matter (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Mind Over Matter

    An accident victim is trapped in her car all night; a 3-year-old gets popcorn stuck in her ear; a man's leg is nearly severed; a man coughs up blood; a man shoots his own hand.

  • Trauma - 21st Century Cowboys (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    21st Century Cowboys

    Cases at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas include a man who was shot by police, a man stabbed in the chest and a 38-year-old who overdosed on heroin.

  • Trauma - The Safety Zone: Tampa, Florida (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Safety Zone: Tampa, Florida

    Victims of car crash, scalding, burn.

  • Trauma - Point Blank Range (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Point Blank Range

    Level One Trauma Center doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., treat injuries resulting from guns and heartbreak.

  • Trauma - Demolition Derby (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Demolition Derby

    Doctors at University of Louisville Hospital tend to a stream of car and motorcycle injuries.

  • Trauma - Trauma Season (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Trauma Season

    Emergency physicians of Hennepin County Medical Center brace for the seasonal pattern in Minneapolis.

  • Trauma - Putting It Together (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Putting It Together

    The staff at Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center in Denver treats victims of accidents, violence and illness.

  • Trauma - Phoenix Rising (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Phoenix Rising

    The doctors and nurses of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center pursue diverse goals at the Level One Trauma Center.

  • Trauma - Last Exit to Oakland (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Last Exit to Oakland

    Life in the emergency room.

  • Trauma - A Fistful of Trauma (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    A Fistful of Trauma

    Staff at Houston's Memorial Hermann Emergency Trauma Department treat a teen hit by a truck, a child attacked by a dog and victims of a three-car pileup.

  • Trauma - Playing With Fire (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Playing With Fire

    The staff of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's emergency room deals with patients during the summer in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Trauma - Family Forces (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Family Forces

    Louisville's University Hospital sees the results of domestic violence.

  • Trauma - Heart of the Matter (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Heart of the Matter

    How Minnesota's oldest emergency room at the Hennepin County Medical Center has kept up with the times.

  • Trauma - Passing the Puck (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Passing the Puck

    Denver Health Medical Center's trauma unit, which handled the Columbine High School shooting victims, regularly treats accident victims.

  • Trauma - Desert Crossroads (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Desert Crossroads

    Doctors at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center treat a teenager who collided with a tractor-trailer; a stabbing victim.

  • Trauma - Teachable Moments (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Teachable Moments

    The emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., treats a large population of people struggling with poverty and substance abuse.

  • Trauma - No Place Like Home (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    No Place Like Home

    Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is a level-one trauma center.

  • Trauma - Life Less Ordinary (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Life Less Ordinary

    The ethnically diverse staff of San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, a teaching hospital where doctors balance patients and students.

  • Trauma - The Long Haul (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Long Haul

    The trauma team at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., uses skill as well as humor to heal almost any wound.

  • Trauma - Handle With Care (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Handle With Care

    St. Patrick's Day causes havoc for emergency doctors at Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga., when a 1,500-pound beam falls on a construction worker.

  • Trauma - Endless Mission (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Endless Mission

    Cases at the University of Texas San Antonio Hospital include a family injured in a minivan rollover and an elderly rancher trampled by a bull.

  • Trauma - Road Warriors (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Road Warriors

    Mercy Hospital in San Diego, located in one of the toughest areas of town.

  • Trauma - Cross Currents (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Cross Currents

    At the Level One Trauma Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the trauma team's first job is to prioritize care and address the most immediate damage.

  • Trauma - In the Driver's Seat (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    In the Driver's Seat

    The Allegheny General trauma team in Pittsburgh is often pushed to the limit with head injuries, brain surgery and a horse attack.

  • Trauma - In the Navy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    In the Navy

    Level 1 Trauma Center of Scripps Mercy Hospital, the training ground for naval officers headed overseas.

  • Trauma - Too Much Fun (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Too Much Fun

    The staff of Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Oregon picks up the pieces when alcohol turns sport into nightmare.

  • Trauma - Survival Instinct (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Survival Instinct

    Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.

  • Trauma - Extreme Measures (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Extreme Measures

    San Antonio: elderly couple in car accident; illegal immigrants suffer injuries; baby's finger caught in bicycle.

  • Trauma - Total Divert (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Total Divert

    The emergency room of San Francisco General is almost always on total divert, which means ambulances are forced to take patients to other hospitals.

  • Trauma - West Side Stories (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    West Side Stories

    An eclectic and talented group of people make up the staff at St. Vincent's Emergency Room.

  • Trauma - Amazing Grace (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Amazing Grace

    University of Tennessee Medical Center; digital technology; family support.

  • Trauma - Taking Care of Business (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Taking Care of Business

    The Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn.; butcher-knife injury; teen injured in car accident; man breaks hip.

  • Trauma - Flesh and Blood (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Flesh and Blood

    Cases at University Medical Center in Florida include a 16-year-old track star fighting for her life and a man who kills his brother in a car accident.

  • Trauma - Going the Distance (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Going the Distance

    Patients at the University Hospital trauma center in Albuquerque, N.M., often come from great distances.

  • Trauma - Most Critical Cases II (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Most Critical Cases II

    Critical cases in New Orleans and in Newark, N.J.

  • Trauma - Ties That Bind (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Ties That Bind

    At King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, doctors struggle to remain dispassionate about two frail infants.

  • Trauma - It Takes the Village (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    It Takes the Village

    The trauma staff at St. Vincent Hospital in New York includes a linguist and a plastic surgeon.

  • Trauma - Southern Comfort (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Southern Comfort

    Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis; car accident victims.

  • Trauma - Dreams and Drive-Bys (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Dreams and Drive-Bys

    Doctors from King Drew Medical Center in South Central Los Angeles represent a number of races and creeds.

  • Trauma - Friendly Fire (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Friendly Fire

    Many trauma patients who end up at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., are victims of attacks by family members.

  • Trauma - Muddy Waters (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Muddy Waters

    Doctors and nurses treat patients at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, a city that leads the nation in homicide, cancer, asthma and obesity.

  • Trauma - Working the ER (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Working the ER

    Emergency room doctors deal with mayhem on a daily basis at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.

  • Trauma - The Trauma Generation (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Trauma Generation

    Many trauma patients are young people; boy is run over while playing; college students are injured in car crash.

  • Trauma - Boomtown (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Doctors at Las Vegas University's Medical Center emergency room help patients who have lost a gamble with luck.

  • Trauma - One for the Road (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    One for the Road

    At MetroHealth Hospital, 60 percent of traumas are alcohol-related and more than half are from car crashes.

  • Trauma - Drawing the Line (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Drawing the Line

    Nashville, Tenn.; man exposes himself to a fatal virus; an attempted suicide; prom night; teen tumbles out of speeding car.

  • Trauma - Loss of Innocence (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Loss of Innocence

    New Orleans Charity Hospital spends an Easter weekend trying to save children hit by cars, gunshot victims and stabbed teens.

  • Trauma - Wrong Place, Wrong Time (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    Automatic weapons, gangs, random violence and freeway accidents keep a California trauma unit busy.

  • Trauma - Tough Town (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Tough Town

    Staff members of the University Medical Center in Newark, N.J., explain what led them to where they are.

  • Trauma - Judgement Calls (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Judgement Calls

    Patients and staff face tough decisions at Metro Hospital in Cleveland.

  • Trauma - A Roll of the Dice (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    A Roll of the Dice

    The University Medical Center in Las Vegas treats trauma victims from the streets, highways and desert.

  • Trauma - Tainted Blood (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Tainted Blood

  • Trauma - Tracking a Killer (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:

    Tracking a Killer

  • Trauma - Bracing for the Worst (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Bracing for the Worst

    Hennepin County Medical Center.

  • Trauma - The Safety Zone (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    The Safety Zone

    Las Vegas doctors and nurses assist car-crash victims and an injured rock-climber.

  • Trauma - Last Stand (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Last Stand

    Four young trauma doctors struggle to provide hope to badly damaged patients at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

  • Trauma - Most Critical Cases I (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Most Critical Cases I

    Critical cases in Sacramento, Calif., and in Las Vegas.

  • Trauma - Aloha Spirits (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Aloha Spirits

    Trauma surgeon Kris Gebrowski and Dr. Steve Nishida handle a wide variety of cases at Honolulu's Queens Medical Center.

  • Trauma - Growing Pains (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Growing Pains

    Trauma center at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Trauma - The Frontier (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    The Frontier

    Trauma center at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

  • Trauma - Trial by Fire (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Trial by Fire

    The trauma team at Detroit Receiving Hospital sees five major traumas every day.

  • Trauma - Trouble in Paradise (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Trouble in Paradise

    A woman is treated at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu after being dragged by the surf across sharp lava rock.

  • Trauma - Flatline (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:


    The Bellevue Hospital emergency room and cardiac catheterization lab in New York work to treat heart attacks.

  • Trauma - The Nurses (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    The Nurses

    Bellevue Hospital in New York City; the role of nurses in emergency medicine.

  • Trauma - A Wild Weekend (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    A Wild Weekend

    A weekend with the emergency department at Denver General Hospital.

  • Trauma - Severed Lives (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Severed Lives

    Tampa General Hospital; a man loses two fingers in a chain saw accident; a young boy nearly severs his arm.

  • Trauma - New York, NY: City of Chaos (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    New York, NY: City of Chaos

    Bellevue Hospital treats patients from all walks of life.

  • Trauma - A Scream, a Shout (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    A Scream, a Shout

    Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania hospital deal with urban children.

  • Trauma - Trauma: Life in the ER (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Trauma: Life in the ER

    University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

  • Trauma - Medevac Chopper (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Medevac Chopper

    A medical chopper unit in Florida serves as a lifeline for many trauma victims.

  • Trauma - Worth the Risk (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Worth the Risk

  • Trauma - Cheating Death (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Cheating Death

    Denver Health Medical Center; the world of trauma; resilience of the human body.

  • Trauma - In the Trenches (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    In the Trenches

    The trauma bay at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Trauma - The Paramedics (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    The Paramedics

    Paramedics, ambulance drivers and helicopter pilots who transport patients to hospitals in Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania.

  • Trauma - The Residents (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    The Residents

    How doctors in training gain experience at Tampa General Hospital in Florida.

  • Trauma - Knife and Gun Club (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Knife and Gun Club

    The Denver General Hospital emergency room, referred to by the locals as the "knife and gun club.".

  • Trauma - The Making of a Doctor (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    The Making of a Doctor

    Residents learn the different doctoring styles; police car collides with another car; a jet car crashes at a high speed; rodeo bull tramples rider.

  • Trauma - Fractured Fantasies (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Fractured Fantasies

    Orlando Regional Medical Center; girl nearly drowns; a ruptured brain aneurysm; fatal car crash; overdoses.

  • Trauma - The Tragic Kingdom (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Tragic Kingdom

    Man has punched his arm through a plate-glass window; family of four has been hit by a drunk driver; man has been burned in a mattress fire; possible spinal-cord injury; sickle-cell anemia.