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The ER is not a place anyone wishes to be. Learn how the ER works, common reasons people end up there and some of the bizarre procedures that have taken place.

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10 Jobs that Will Likely Send You to the ER

The idea of visiting the emergency room during your workday probably isn't appealing. But if you've got one of these dangerous jobs, you can almost put money on it.


How Paramedics Work

Paramedics are trained in prehospital care and are often involved in emergency situations. Learn more about how paramedics save lives every day. See more »

How Therapeutic Hypothermia Works

During therapeutic hypothermia, doctors reduce a patient's body temperature to prevent cellular damage. See how therapeutic hypothermia saves lives. See more »

How Triage Works

Triage is a system in the ER that gives treatment priorities to the sickest patients. Learn more about how triage works. See more »

How ER Nurses Work

ER nurses save lives and keep the emergency room running smoothly. Learn more about ER nurses. See more »

5 Most Dangerous Recreational Sports (with the most ER visits)

There are some dangerous recreational sports that can send you to the ER. Do you know which ones? See our list of the five most dangerous recreational sports. See more »

5 Unusual ER Visits

Unusual ER visits can be hilarious after the danger has passed. See these five unusual ER visits for some crazy tales. See more »

10 Objects That Cause the Most ER Visits

Everyday objects can cause a visit to the ER room. Do you know which ones? See the 10 objects that cause the most ER visits to learn more. See more »

10 Jobs that Will Likely Send You to the ER

There are some jobs that can send you to the E.R. more than others. See the top 10 dangerous jobs that will likely send you to the E.R. See more »

Can body parts be reattached after accidental amputation?

If you lose an arm or leg, can your body part be reattached? Learn about accidental amputation and how body parts can be reattached at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Reasons to Get Your Stomach Pumped

There are some important reasons to get your stomach pumped. See the top five reasons to get your stomach pumped at HowStuffWorks to learn more. See more »