Trauma Center Author:Joan E. Lloyd, Edwin B. Herman MEET THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE — Emergency Medical Response Teams. Whether in the air, on the road, or in the ER, every day they face split-second decisions--and one false move can mean the difference between life and death. — Here are gripping true-life stories: A seventeen-year-old climber tumbles fifty feet to an isolated ledge,... more » his only hope the emergency helicopter hovering overhead. A six-year-old boy lies in cardiac arrest as an ambulance rushes him to the hospital. An eighty-seven-year-old man pulled from a car at the bottom of a frozen pond shows no signs of life. . . .
Tragedy, surprise, sometimes even humor--there is all that and more in TRAUMA CENTER, where the true experience of emergency medicine begins.« less