In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

Every day, in thousands of emergency departments across the globe, nurses do amazing things and often without the recognition they deserve. To help foster an even greater understanding of emergency nurses – the remarkable people they are and the amazing work they do – the Emergency Nurses Association and Carolyn Jones Productions have partnered on the award-winning “In Case of Emergency” documentary. The film takes an up-close, personal look at this special group who take on all challenges on the front lines of health care.

“In Case of Emergency” premiered in 2020 and has received multiple accolades, including winning the United Nations Association Film Festival’s Best Documentary award and receiving the Audience Award for Best Film at GlobeDocs 2020.

Film access and pricing:

Access: Click the button below to access the film.

Pricing: The online screening is available to rent for $5.99 or purchase for $12.99 


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Education & Film Resources

“In Case of Emergency” Reflection Guide:
ENA recently released the “In Case of Emergency” Reflection Guide which features more than a dozen interviews on key health care and emergency nursing topics featured in the film. Nurses can receive one contact hour of credit for viewing these vignettes and reflecting on the commentary from their peers. Free for ENA members! 

“In Case of Emergency” Study Guide: 
Participate in exercises within this study guide that take a deeper dive into emergency nursing by exploring real life experiences and thoughts shared by nurses in the documentary film “In Case of Emergency”. Free for ENA members!

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Press Release

Learn about ENA’s partnership with Carolyn Jones Production.

Renowned Documentarian

Carolyn Jones has spent the last several years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America while traveling to places facing some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. Her documentaries include The American Nurse, which was featured in the State Department’s American Film Showcase, and Defining Hope, recently broadcastover 1,000 times on PBS stations nationwide. Learn more about Carolyn Jones and the film.


Carolyn Jones Productions and the Emergency Nurse Project

“In Case of Emergency” Film Preview

Film Preview

Emergency nurses continually stand ready on the front lines to care for their patients no matter the size or complexity of the challenge. ENA and Carolyn Jones Productions are proud to offer this preview of the upcoming documentary film “In Case of Emergency."