"Shock Trauma: Edge of Life"
Premieres Friday, January 1st at 10/9c on Discovery Life
It’s a matter of life-or-death in Discovery Life’s Shock Trauma: Edge of Life, premiering Friday, January 1st at 10/9c. The unscripted docudrama tells the parallel stories of doctors, nurses and patients at the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. With a 97-percent survival rate and more than 8,000 patients annually (compared to the typical 3,000 per year) it is the best trauma center in the country. Only the most critically-injured patients in Maryland are transported here, and in the fight to save lives, or prevent irreversible damage, every minute counts.
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In the premiere episode, viewers meet Caela, a young woman in her early 20s, with a gunshot wound to the belly. A car crash brings pregnant Nikeara into the TRU and her unborn baby’s life hangs in the balance. Tiffany has fallen down a flight of stairs backwards her daughter finds her unconscious and is taken to Shock Trauma for a possible brain bleed.