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Video: Airplane Medical Emergency | WE COULDN'T LAND! | Wednesday Checkup

VIDEO: Airplane Medical Emergency | WE COULDN'T LAND! | Wednesday Checkup
07/11/2019 11:09 145.7K 0.9K 1.9M

Well, this flight was exciting, to say the least! Luckily it was a learning experience for both me and Matt! Whenever you have an airplane medical emergency doctors do have an ethical but no legal obligation to help. After this event, I thought it might be nice to do a dedicated video to Airplane Medical Emergencies and in general what is expected of doctors and passengers. If you're game for that please let me know in the comments!

Thanks, Defranco for the shoutout! Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/philipdefranco

Link to Daily Mail article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7225235/Sexiest-doctor-alive-saves-life-flight-Israel-man-26-went-shock.html

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Comments (10,540)
  • scottiebee1983
    scottiebee1983

    I don't know if this has already been said, but the Epi-Pen autoinjectors have skyrocketed in price. EMS agencies and even some individuals have had to switch to a vial and a premarked syringe system. In NY, it has been referred to as "Check and Inject". This may or may not be the reason the airline didn't have an Epi-Pen, but someone like a famous physian may be able to put that bug in their ear.

  • Rachel Maria
    Rachel Maria

    I'm surprised that he has prescribed prednisone but not given epinephrine. I have an autoimmune disease and when I was prescribed prednisone and a handful of other antihistamines, they'd given me an Avui-Q in the case that the inflammation spread to my throat

  • Vix
    Vix

    absolutely wonderful job saving that man, and for using this platform to spread awareness of both that obscure tick thing and lack of epipens on planes!

  • Make Cellos Great Again
    Make Cellos Great Again

    I was on a 15 hr flight back to LA from the Philippines around 2 weeks ago and around 9 hours in, a man a few rows behind me started to choke on some of the lunch given by the flight attendants. There was a guy trying to help him, but he was only doing back blows instead of the Heimlich maneuver and the back blows weren't helping. Before I was able to get to them and help, another passenger in behind him began to take over and got the blockage dislodged. It was pretty nerve-racking and now I'm retaking the CPR classes in my local hospital because I want to be able to help in case an emergency like that happens again

  • abmong
    abmong

    Holy crap that lone star tick is a militant Vegan's wet dream.

  • asdrubael vect
    asdrubael vect

    Hey Dr. Mike I think I might be coming down with something. You see my palms are all sweaty recently. My knees have been hmweak and my ares are heavy. Do ! have cancer?

  • Alexis R
    Alexis R

    I hope Delta and all airlines get actual epipens. I really hope they take your advice

  • WacKid
    WacKid

    This just called me ugly

  • klarissa
    klarissa

    I don't understand why Epipens in US are so expensive. I thought 53$ was pricey in Norway until I saw the comments.

  • kristinsaysno
    kristinsaysno

    Hey Dr. Mike! I just wanted to thank you! I cant believe it, but literally 10 min ago, i had a similar situation right before the plane took off! Thanks to you, i at least had some idea of what to do until they stopped the plane and the ambulance came!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳