Doctors, nurses and health care providers at University of New Mexico Hospital will be featured on Trauma: Life in the ER, a one-hour program broadcast on The Learning Channel. The episode, "Luck of the Draw" will air on Monday, November 19 at 6 p.m. and then again at 9 p.m.

Trauma: Life in the ER gives viewers incredible access to the emergency room of the state's only Level I Trauma Center. A three-member video crew spent the month of February at UNMH following trauma surgeons, emergency doctors and nurses with small digital cameras where they captured the urgency and emotion that accompanies everyday life and death medical decisions.

The weekly series is produced by New York Times Television for The Learning Channel. UNM Hospital was chosen because of the large rural population served and the 400 miles that separates the hospital from other Level I Trauma Centers. This is the fourth episode of Trauma: Life in the ER, in which UNMH is featured.

In this episode, the ER team at UNMH faces a patient who nearly looses his foot in a motorcycle accident, a man who gets grazed in the head by a bullet, another man who accidentally shoots himself while cleaning his gun and a young man who gets a tattoo at a party with a dirty needle.

Those interesting in watching the program should check their local cable listings for the channel on which The Learning Channel is carried.


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