In Case of Emergency – Carolyn Jones ( Brooklyn , New York ) All of our country ’ s biggest public health challenges — from COVID19 to the opioid crisis to gun violence to behavioral health and lack of insurance — collide in emergency departments . Nearly half of all medical care in the U . S . is delivered in emergency departments and nurses are on the frontlines of that care , addressing our physical and emotional needs and sending us back out into the world . In Case of Emergency is a documentary that follows emergency nurses and their patients in seven unique settings across the U . S , from urban to rural , shedding light on some of the biggest health care crises facing Americans today , and the opportunity that emergency nurses have to help break a sometimes-vicious cycle for patients under their care . 2020 ; 76 min .