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

  • Published on: 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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  • grndrgnfly1
    grndrgnfly1   24 minuts ago

    I think this was an episode of House

  • Facts and stuff
    Facts and stuff   5 hours ago

    You did a great job! Praise the Lord you were there!

  • Ananya
    Ananya   9 hours ago

    For those mocking the doctor having to watch YouTube videos,be thankful that he owns up to his lack of practice and wanted to be sure before cutting open someone's throat. You would definitely want your doctor to be humble and sure rather than unsure and cocky. It is not like he doesn't know tracheostomy. He just needed a little sharpening before getting hands on. And for that matter, he would definitely know which video to watch and rely on.

  • Nasreen Ibrahim
    Nasreen Ibrahim   10 hours ago

    I'm sorry? Israel.... Is that some sort of infectious disease and if so why were you traveling there

  • Hammy Wammy
    Hammy Wammy   11 hours ago

    ‘I had no shoes and a hoodie on, I looked like I haven’t slept in 2 days.’- everyone: he looked better than most people do normally

  • Sameera Latif
    Sameera Latif   12 hours ago

    Airplanes charge so much in tickets, why can't they hire and fly with their own medic and medical supplies

  • nasuha shamsudin
    nasuha shamsudin   19 hours ago

    U are so surreal 👏 I am amaze, I thought the situation will be on drama and movie only, yet it's in real life also, in a different kind of situation. 🙌

  • Doreen Blaine
    Doreen Blaine   19 hours ago

    Why would any other person on a plane disrupt their flight for another passenger? This kid might have died.....Dr Mike, you are my hero. Love you. Trans Atlantic flight and you are still on duty. 👍🏽

  • Joe Joseph
    Joe Joseph   1 days ago

    Epi pens are expensive and they have a short expiration date. So the airline would need to establish a protocol for monitoring the dates, and replacing them, and it would be a cost they dont want to deal with. They feel that people with life threatening allergies already know it and should have their own pen. I think Dr Mike did a good job, the only thing I would have done would have been to ask the flight crew to ask the passengers if anyone on board had an epi pen, but since you had the epi and could convert the dose to the size he needed it was just as good.

  • The Road to Cosplay and Comic Con

    As someone with food allergries ( corn is my main one ) if I eat it my chest tightens and I can't breathe. Just one kernel of corn a tiny piece can put me in the doctors office.

  • Beanie Boo Cousins
    Beanie Boo Cousins   1 days ago

    My aunt died of this. I’m SO GLAD you saved him. She had an allergic reaction, but nobody knows why. I’m so sad this happened to her, but thank you so much for doing what you do.

  • Bee B E A U T I F U L

    You just lived a tv medical drama! 🙀 wow though. What a crazy story. Really happy he is ok

  • Its Hay
    Its Hay   1 days ago

    I want mike on ALL my flights

  • Viola Lagonigro
    Viola Lagonigro   1 days ago

    flight attendant: is there a doctor?dr.Mike: CHEST COMPRESSIONS

  • Native ZroTix
    Native ZroTix   1 days ago

    Me: should i be a doctor or computer engineer Me after watching thisDOCTOR IT IS!!!

  • Bellhelly
    Bellhelly   1 days ago

    There´s a house episode where he was on a plane , Cuddy was also there. You´ve been a angel to the boy, amazing story .

  • Bella Marinelli
    Bella Marinelli   2 days ago

    ok so lemme get this straight.1- your a doctor2- your flying to Israel3- your smart as heck4- you know words that are like a million letters long and I can’t spell tomorowbut you still can’t afford anything but children’s sized shirts?

  • Hey, It's Hazel!
    Hey, It's Hazel!   2 days ago

    OMG This happened to my dad too! Some guy lost glucose after starving for 36 hours on his flight from China, and my dad saved his life! He's a gynecologist.

  • Bella Marinelli
    Bella Marinelli   2 days ago

    mike- “ this dude might have been bitten by a tick that makes you allergic to red meat”me- what are these vegans doing to these poor people

  • conar
    conar   2 days ago

    imagine dying on a plane with doctor mike

  • Rehia Anderson
    Rehia Anderson   2 days ago

    Handsome Man saves another Handsome Man ! God is good !💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🖤🖤🖤💆🏽‍♀️🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • Allison Kirby
    Allison Kirby   2 days ago

    Being a Pharmacy Tech, I can sadly see why airlines do not carry epipens on board(even generic). Starting at a hefty price as it is for generic, and having no insurance how the typical prescription patient does, the only way I could ever see this implemented would have to be through aviation rules. For all airlines, and not federally due to airlines EVERYWHERE that should carry it.

  • Pikachuanimegirl 223

    My brother has a severe peanut allergy and from a young age I was taught to administer an epi pen.We were walking on the beach as we came across a chip van, I asked if anything had peanuts in and the man in the van said no so we both got some chips. Around three minutes later my brother starts to itch his hands, I thought nothing of it and we carried on. Five minutes later he starts to wheeze so we sit down so he can catch his breath. While we were sat down I noticed he was starting to literally go purple, I ask him if he wants me to inject the epi pen and he says yes, so I inject it (blue to the sky, orange to the thigh). I then wave my arms around trying to get the lifeguards attention, he comes running and I explain the situation. He rings the ambulance while I ring my mum. It was so scary watching him get into the ambulance, but he is okay now. I’m only eleven and I have already saved somebody’s life.

    MADIHA ASHIQUE   2 days ago

    It happened just like happens in movies. Good job doc. I m a new fan of ur, from Bangladesh.

  • Fairy Lights
    Fairy Lights   2 days ago

    the video was great loved it but i was wondering if you are married?😂🤧

  • Leslie Lanagan
    Leslie Lanagan   3 days ago

    For long haul flights like the US to the Middle East, I think it's crazy not to have an epi pen..... but crazier still to assume every flight is going to have a doctor or a nurse on board.

  • Livy Lovell
    Livy Lovell   3 days ago

    Dr Mike: I asked him to take off his pants....*Dr Mike... you sligh dog*

  • Evas world
    Evas world   3 days ago

    you could have asked if anyone on board has an epipen, as allergies are very common nowadays. If your worry would be that this person is without epipen, you would be able to perscribe and purchase another one as you are a doctor.

  • Sahna Mulligan
    Sahna Mulligan   3 days ago

    Omg who else is super squeamish but needed to hear the story????? Cause I’ve had to pause it several times to stop myself from freaking out

  • Lexie
    Lexie   3 days ago

    News reports playsilence“I think it’s story time”

  • Richard Po
    Richard Po   3 days ago

    normal people: doctor/YouTube personality saves man in flightNews people: hot, Instagram model/doctor saves man