EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS PREMIERES MEDICAL DOCUMENTARY LEVEL ONE TRAUMA, REVEALING A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER’S TRAUMA CENTER – MAY 23 at 9 PM
Eight offers a personal, gripping view of state-of-the-art medical care for trauma patients
PHOENIX -- (May 14, 2014) Eight, Arizona PBS, Emmy Award-winning for its original medical series The Latest Procedure, which uses live operations to educate patients on healthcare risks and emerging treatment options, will now present Level One Trauma, a one-hour documentary produced by Arizona Public Media (AZPM®) in Tucson, airing May 23 at 9 p.m. on Eight HD. The film shares emotional stories and the inner workings of the University of Arizona Medical Center’s Level One Trauma Center.
Level One Trauma takes viewers inside a trauma unit as first responders, doctors, nurses and other specialists struggle to save lives on a daily basis. The program also features personal accounts from patients and their families about their survival and care, including victims who were critically injured in the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
One in three people are affected by trauma. While the majority of acutely injured people are treated at one of the thousands of emergency rooms nationwide, patients treated at a Level 1 trauma center have a 25% better chance of survival. Every person involved in the emergency, beginning with the 911 operator, is part of a system specifically designed to get trauma victims the best care possible as quickly as possible.
Level One Trauma also highlights the cost of maintaining such a high level of comprehensive care and the cost of not having a Level 1 trauma center near a community.
About the Trauma Center at the University of Arizona Medical Center:
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