Trauma: Seconds to Live

"Trauma: Seconds to Live" explores the life-and-death decisions facing doctors in the first critical hour of emergency care. Each one-hour episode features at least three cases, including: a doctor who performs open-heart surgery in the street on a woman in cardiac arrest; an 11-year-old who goes mysteriously blind after being hit by a car; a tree-trimmer who falls 20 feet onto concrete; a motorcyclist who is bleeding to death after a crash; a 77-year-old woman who presents at the hospital with a suspected stroke; and many more critical medical emergencies.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Discovery Life Channel (2015 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama Medical

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Previous Episode

Collapsed At Work

Episode 2x04; Jul 14, 2017

A mother of three fights for her life after being stabbed; a bicyclist suffers horrific injuries after being run over by a bus; a man collapses at work with a suspected cardiac arrest.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x04: Collapsed At WorkJul 14, 2017
2x03: Crushed By a ForkliftJul 7, 2017
2x02: Hit By a BusJun 30, 2017
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