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Two New EMS-Themed Reality TV Shows on ABC

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 7/31/15 4:08 PM

This summer, two new EMS-themed reality shows based in Boston, Massachusetts, are featured on the ABC network. The first, Save My Life: Boston Trauma which aired on July 19th, will follow patients with life threatening injuries from the field to the hospital. The six part series will focus on emergencies in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Medical Center.

Watch the Save My Life: Boston Trauma trailer:


The second series, Boston EMS, started on July 25th and allows viewers the unique opportunity to ride along with the dedicated men and women of Boston Emergency Services to witness the first step in the chain of trauma care. These are some of the same first responders who treated the Boston Marathon bombing victims two years ago. Viewers will have the opportunity to meet some of these brave EMS professionals and watch them actively save lives on the streets of Boston.

Watch the Boston EMS trailer:


Real-life scenarios are a powerful tool to utilize in public safety training. Watching emergency scenarios can help first responders analyze the best course of action before they are in a real-life situation. Watching real life scenarios such as those displayed on Save My Life: Boston Trauma and Boston EMS allows public safety personnel to look at potential problems, consider potential solutions, and test out the results of their actions in a safe environment.

For more real-life scenarios, Jones & Bartlett Learning offers video-based case studies in You Are the Provider: Virtual Ride-Alongs. View a brief demonstration of the cases available:



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