What you need to do right after you call 9-1-1

Heart palpitations, a serious fall, a severe cut or burn? Do you need to call 9-1-1? Emergency room doctor James Pierog, M.D., demonstrates the care of injuries that may be treated at home and explains which injuries warrant a trip to the emergency room.

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A behind-the-scenes tour of the Intensive Care Unit

Joseph Preston, M.D., a critical-care physician, demonstrates and explains the life-saving procedures used in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.

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Re-enactment of emergency room procedure for heart attack

Larry Santora, M.D., and his emergency room team re-enact the day patient Carol Stedman had a heart attack. They re-examine every step of the event — from her emergency-room arrival through Dr. Santora’s insertion of a balloon stent into Stedman’s heart.

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What to expect when the unexpected happens

Brea City Fire Department Battalion Chief Adrian Montoya describes exactly how 9-1-1 emergency calls are handled by first-responders and what callers should expect.

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