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24 Hours in A&E

  • 2012
  • Season 2
  • 14 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Science and technology

Summary

Two cyclists are treated for serious head injuries, a 16-year-old is airlifted in with suspected spinal injuries, and a woman is brought in with suspected brain damage.

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Episode 8: 24 Hours in A&E

Summary

Consultant Emer Sutherland helps treat an eight-year-old who has fallen 8ft onto concrete while riding his BMX, losing his front teeth and possibly injuring his head and spine. A 19-year-old motorcyclist who hit a bollard requires urgent treatment on his leg, which may otherwise need to be amputated, and X-rays of a stabbing victim yield startling results

Review

It can’t be easy being a trauma specialist who is also a parent. As Kings consultant Emer points out, when you treat patients with serious injuries every day, you start to see the world as a hotbed of hazards: “You live in a world where injury is an expectation as opposed to a surprise”.

In playgrounds, Emer only sees the sharp corners. Somewhere between that ultra-awareness of risk and the case of eight-year-old Pharrell lies a happy medium. Pharrell fell off his bike on an eight-foot ramp at a BMX park and fell onto his head: he wasn’t wearing a helmet and the results are hard to watch. Among other things, he may have broken teeth in his airway.

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  • Episode 8

    24 Hours in A&E

    Summary

    Consultant Emer Sutherland helps treat an eight-year-old who has fallen 8ft onto concrete while riding his BMX, losing his front teeth and possibly injuring his head and spine. A 19-year-old motorcyclist who hit a bollard requires urgent treatment on his leg, which may otherwise need to be amputated, and X-rays of a stabbing victim yield startling results

    Review

    It can’t be easy being a trauma specialist who is also a parent. As Kings consultant Emer points out, when you treat patients with serious injuries every day, you start to see the world as a hotbed of hazards: “You live in a world where injury is an expectation as opposed to a surprise”.

    In playgrounds, Emer only sees the sharp corners. Somewhere between that ultra-awareness of risk and the case of eight-year-old Pharrell lies a happy medium. Pharrell fell off his bike on an eight-foot ramp at a BMX park and fell onto his head: he wasn’t wearing a helmet and the results are hard to watch. Among other things, he may have broken teeth in his airway.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    UnknownKirsty Cunningham
    UnknownTom McDonald
    UnknownNick Curwin
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