About the Show
Dr Kevin Fong investigates some of the world's most dangerous, diverse and demanding emergency medicine environments to uncover the science of saving lives
Series 1 Summary
Dr Kevin Fong is a young doctor who deals with bodies on the brink of life and death. As a medical advisor to NASA he has witnessed and studied the effect of extreme conditions on human physiology. Now he's ready for a new challenge.
In this series, Fong takes an extraordinary, adrenaline-fuelled journey into some of the world's most dangerous, diverse and demanding emergency medicine environments to uncover the science of saving lives.
Every day four people are killed and 90 seriously injured on Australia's roads. Kevin joins the team at a leading trauma centre that's famous for its specialist treatment of traffic accident victims.
There were more than 12,000 reported violent crimes and 127 murders in the Bronx in 2011. Kevin joins the team at St Barnabas hospital, who patch up the victims of shootings and gang violence.
Kevin sees how the specialist trauma team at King's College Hospital cope with London's most extreme medical emergencies, from gunshot wounds to road accidents and kids with suspected spinal injuries
Johannesburg is one of the world's most violent cities, with 3000 murders a year. The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital has developed a legendary trauma unit with an extraordinary record in treating patients.