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Title Extreme ER: Melbourne - Ep 1 of 4 / Director: Cannell, Dollan
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (46 min. 16 sec.) ; 279529511 bytes
Summary Dr Kevin Fong is a young doctor who deals with bodies on the brink of life and death. As a medical advisor to NASA he has witnessed and studied the effect of extreme conditions on human physiology. Now he's ready for a new challenge.In this four-part series, Fong takes an extraordinary, adrenaline-fuelled journey into some of the world's most dangerous, diverse and demanding emergency medicine environments to uncover the science of saving lives.Whether coping with the devastation of an epidemic of gunshot wounds in the Bronx, or mangled bodies pulled from traffic pileups in the car crash capital of the world, the combination of appalling injuries and extreme surroundings means the doctors he meets must operate at the very frontiers of medicine. These highly-skilled medical professionals are developing new procedures and techniques to help their patients survive.Kevin travels to Australia, where road accidents are one of the country's biggest killers. Every day, four people are killed and 90 seriously injured on Australia's roads. Melbourne has one of the world's leading trauma centres, particularly famous for its specialist treatment of road traffic accident victims. Kevin joins the team to find out how they go about saving lives against all the odds. (From the UK (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 4) *New Series* M (A,L) CCFollow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2013-01-08 at 20:35:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Emergency medical services.
Head -- Wounds and injuries.
Heart -- Surgery.
Helicopter ambulances.
Traffic accidents.
Trauma centers.
Victoria -- Melbourne.
Form Streaming video
Author Cannell, Dollan, director
Fong, Kevin, host
Campbell, Bill, contributor
Cross, Cameron, contributor
Fitzgerald, Mark, contributor
Gardam, Wayne, contributor
Martin, Kate, contributor