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

  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • 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!

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Comments • 12 273

  • Woko100
    Woko100  3 hours back

    "Its found in some mammals not people". If you cant eat red meat then ....

    • ToggleCheat
      ToggleCheat  4 hours back

      Its almost annoying how perfect this guy is

      • Blackwiz
        Blackwiz  4 hours back

        Is Mike a Russian Jew?

        • Sanna Jonsson
          Sanna Jonsson  5 hours back

          This is scary since I too suffer from anafylaxis, I carry My own epipens but still, it should be mandatory for airplans to have some onbord

          • chris gast
            chris gast  6 hours back

            I would suggest that the airlines keep the Epinephrine for cardiac arrest. You never know when that might be used also.

            • chris gast
              chris gast  6 hours back

              Maybe they should thank Delta. They're the ones that had the policy of not diverting the flight elsewhere. Or maybe thank both you AND Delta.

              • Donna Smith
                Donna Smith  7 hours back

                thanks learned so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                • jec6613
                  jec6613  8 hours back

                  That is very strange that there's not an epi-pen in an ETOPS aircraft. I understand on the domestic short diversion flights, but trans-oceanic aircraft I've been on usually have one, you can see it in the overhead emergency stowage bag at least when I've flown long haul - on a transpolar route there's not a lot of opportunities for diversion, after all.

                  • Mheann Bucalan
                    Mheann Bucalan  14 hours back


                    • AlwaysARudd
                      AlwaysARudd  15 hours back

                      They should have glucagon kit too..

                      • THE ANACONDA
                        THE ANACONDA  18 hours back

                        Yeah but what happened to your shoe tho??

                        • Liliana Correia-Marques
                          Liliana Correia-Marques  19 hours back

                          I actually still carry my daughter's epi pens even though she outgrew her allergies because of this situation.

                          • Gail LV
                            Gail LV  21 hours back

                            Aed and Epipens should be at every public areas like church, libraries, malls, airports and airplanes.

                            • m0t0b33
                              m0t0b33  1 days back

                              funny how you mentioned House MD and Grey's Anatomy... they both have episodes of emergencies on a plane... you should see them and check for inaccuracies :D

                              • Gregory Scott
                                Gregory Scott  1 days back

                                This happened to me twice. Start the IV. Dilute your bristoJet of epi by a factor of 10x then give it IV. Now you're not going to have the cardiovascular side effects or the horrid intramuscular discomfort from pushing that into his leg. [This is why Paramedics practice in the streets and Dr's hang out in the Hosptial or their Offices.] The final result was good. However, doc, you made it much harder on yourself than you had to.

                                • Passionate Patriot
                                  Passionate Patriot  1 days back

                                  Are there responsible flight worthy travelers on board,or all of them entitled weenies like this example of "would have been better soaked into the mattress". If you plan to leave mommies basement,and enter the real world,you should be tested for unrealized allergies. NOT cost other people money and time keeping your dumb ass alive long enough to vote.

                                  • TiGeR TuSks
                                    TiGeR TuSks  2 days back

                                    Ok u r mean Palastine not Israel 'Cause Israel just take that place without any kind using weapons and killing and u call it Israel????

                                    • Wayne Jeez
                                      Wayne Jeez  2 days back

                                      Wow, this story had me riveted.

                                      • J Tube
                                        J Tube  2 days back

                                        Well done mike 1 like = hope for man

                                        • Akanksha Sinha
                                          Akanksha Sinha  2 days back

                                          Just like *When you have more problems coming, focus on the possibilities to lessen them not the problems....*

                                          • Yoko Tamada
                                            Yoko Tamada  2 days back


                                            • Cameron G
                                              Cameron G  2 days back

                                              Yeah I always try to reset my circadian rhythm on long flights.

                                              Wait... what is circadian rhythm?

                                              • TheYellowEmperor
                                                TheYellowEmperor  2 days back

                                                I sure hope Delta reimburshed you for your extensive service. If a passenger dies on board, that's a large liability on the Airline.

                                                • sk8terboy29 xd
                                                  sk8terboy29 xd  2 days back

                                                  Having anaphylactic food allergies myself, planes are my worst nightmare. This story really did make my heart race!

                                                  • Edgar Avalos
                                                    Edgar Avalos  2 days back

                                                    Im from México and I'm a flight attendant, unfortunally we can't give any medication to the pax even a "paracetamol".

                                                    • Aaron Huang
                                                      Aaron Huang  2 days back

                                                      so no one on the flight had an epipen?

                                                      • Hannah Ruegg
                                                        Hannah Ruegg  2 days back

                                                        Inhalers should also be kept on planes

                                                        • Aysha P.
                                                          Aysha P.  2 days back

                                                          I don't remember what the title of the korean drama. I only remember the scene about a doctor who lives or is assigned in a village help a grandmother who suddenly collapse when she works in the fields. The doctor helped her by doing *cric* because she looks like she has difficulty breathing. She is finally saved but unfortunatelly his son sued the doctor because what the doctor did threatened this grandmother. But in the end the doctor won because he did that because of an emergency, then because he had done the procedure correctly, and finally because it was also the son's fault that he knew that the grandmother had an allergy to some plants in the fields but the son always forced that grandmother to work in the fields. *someone please tell me what the title is* 🙏🙏🙏

                                                          • Michael Christensen
                                                            Michael Christensen  2 days back

                                                            Not found in humans ehh? Cannibalism here I come!

                                                            • martialme84
                                                              martialme84  2 days back

                                                              Thanks for being a medical professional.
                                                              My own job brings me fun and money, but it doesn´t really help others that much. Yours does. Thank you.

                                                              • martialme84
                                                                martialme84  2 days back

                                                                Phil Defranco brought me here.

                                                                • Arnaud Berard
                                                                  Arnaud Berard  3 days back

                                                                  The real dr house

                                                                  • HackTech01
                                                                    HackTech01  3 days back

                                                                    Sir you are great

                                                                    • EeviumZ
                                                                      EeviumZ  3 days back

                                                                      I'm anaphylactic to dairy, gluten, and peanuts. I'm always ridiculously careful about whatever I eat.
                                                                      I've had anaphylaxis before. It was NOT fun.

                                                                      • Mo Ellis
                                                                        Mo Ellis  3 days back

                                                                        If a tick bites me and makes me lose my love for meat I'm turning arsonist on trees and grass coming back to kill every family member I can't see

                                                                        • zohan salvador
                                                                          zohan salvador  3 days back

                                                                          Did they say thnx u or payed u in anyway

                                                                          • Nevo Krien
                                                                            Nevo Krien  3 days back

                                                                            Yay my contry

                                                                            • Ara Renee
                                                                              Ara Renee  3 days back

                                                                              They definitely need to be hit with harsh fines for not having EpiPens.

                                                                              • Elizabeth Ninan
                                                                                Elizabeth Ninan  3 days back

                                                                                Mike wazoawki ??!!

                                                                                • lifeafterthenicu account

                                                                                  My 3 year old son carries 2 epi pens everywhere we go and we were stopped at the airport and had to provide 3 letters of approval to carry it on board as if it was a weapon, they even threatened to throw them out.

                                                                                  • dacakethatwaswasted
                                                                                    dacakethatwaswasted  4 days back

                                                                                    Please tell us about Israel

                                                                                    • John Flanagan
                                                                                      John Flanagan  4 days back

                                                                                      This story is great because it's real, informative and shows a doctor who understands the importance of both. Nice to see.

                                                                                      • Briana O'Steen
                                                                                        Briana O'Steen  4 days back

                                                                                        They're also not available in school cafeterias. Think about the time it would take someone to realize a child is reacting, notify the nurse, the nurse has to find child's EpiPen and then get to the child.

                                                                                        • Salvador Hirth
                                                                                          Salvador Hirth  4 days back

                                                                                          Wow, I've never heard about an allergy to red meat triggered by a tick. I'm gonna watch the rest of your video and do some research myself on this.

                                                                                          • Jessica
                                                                                            Jessica  4 days back

                                                                                            dr mike is so awkward and endearing, at 9:26 his hand motion looked like something else lmao

                                                                                            • Chris Jung
                                                                                              Chris Jung  4 days back

                                                                                              Cadiac epi (1:10,000) vs allergy Epi (1:1,000). You said the cardiac is much stronger, isn't it the opposite? 1mg in 10ml vs 1mg in 1ml. Same overall dose but only 1/10 the strenght per ml. So instead of giving .3 mg in .3 ml, you would use .3 mg in 3 ml.

                                                                                              The cardiac is weaker per mile because it is meant to go directly into the vein vs the allergy which goes IM and has to slowly leech into the system.

                                                                                              But 3ml in a bolus. Damn, that is where the pain can come from. A big knot of fluid in the muscle.

                                                                                              • hamish moore
                                                                                                hamish moore  4 days back


                                                                                                • Mhmad Khalife
                                                                                                  Mhmad Khalife  4 days back

                                                                                                  It’s called Palestine not Israel... Israel do not exist peace out ✌️