Congestion, poverty and crime make a potent mixture for the paramedics of University Hospital EMS in Newark. From the time they get to work to the time they punch out, these medics give 110%, treating everything from toothaches to car crash victims.
In a city known for alternative lifestyles, the paramedics of San Francisco General Hospital learn to expect the unexpected. A large AIDS population, record numbers of heroin overdoses and other health problems set it apart from other urban areas.
Doctors at Orlando Regional Medical Center treasure the divine intervention that keeps them striving to heal the wounded against all odds. A tree limb skewers a man falling from a ladder and two young car accident victims have internal injuries.
Meet the staff of the University of Oklahoma's Trauma Center. Several patients are treated including a woman who fell off a horse and is unresponsive, a woman who snapped her wrist, and several motorcycle and car accident victims.