This new medical science series explores the life or death decisions facing doctors in the first critical hour of emergency care.
From the moment the 999 call is made, An Hour to Save Your Life follows the stories of three patients, minute by minute, second by second, as frontline doctors and ambulance staff battle against the clock to treat their injuries.
With 360 degree access to specialist clinicians both at the scene and in the hospital, together with candid testimony from the medics themselves, this series gives a unique insight into the dilemmas and innovations of emergency care.
Watch An Hour to Save Your Life on BBC Two
An Hour to Save Your Life is on Tuesday evenings at 9pm, starting on 4 March. Information on each episode will appear below.
An Hour to Save Your Life – At the scene The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Medics fight to save the lives of a man hit by a car, and a farmer crushed by a cow. Read more: An Hour to Save Your Life – At the scene
An Hour To Save Your Life: On The Edge Simon Lamrocklicensed for reuse under CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
In the second programme, paramedics respond to a stabbing, a motorbike crash and a cardiac arrest. Read more: An Hour To Save Your Life: On The Edge
The final programme in the series follows three more cases where every second is vital. Read more: An Hour to Save Your Life: Making the Invisible Visible
Find out more about trauma and how patients are treated
An Hour to Save Your Life: Order your free Trauma booklet The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
What is trauma? How are major injuries treated? Order a free Open University booklet to learn more. Read more: An Hour to Save Your Life: Order your free Trauma booklet
Understanding the body's response to injury, and the development of trauma centres Copyright: Viktor Levi | Dreamstime.com
How the body responds to physical injury, and the development of specialist centres that treat major trauma victims. Read more: Understanding the body's response to injury, and the development of trauma centres
The Glasgow Coma Scale is 40 years old. Here we look at how a patient's score is calculated. Read more: 40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale
Introducing Health Sciences: Paramedics Featuring: Video Audio Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Traumatic injury causes millions of deaths and disabilities globally and cases are rising as road traffic increases.... Watch now: Introducing Health Sciences: Paramedics
What's it like working on a BBC show for an Open University academic? Our An Hour To Save Your Life academic team... Read more: An Hour To Save Your Life: Meet our academics