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 • 10 852

  • Alie
    Alie  5 minutes back

    Wow butterfly effect

    • Olivia Swalm
      Olivia Swalm  6 minutes back

      For everyone saying that airplanes need EpiPens on board, I think it has to do more with the cost of them than anything else. An EpiPen now can cost as much as $600. That’s a lot of money for anyone to be spending on it. A vial of generic brand Epi 1:1 (anaphylactic epi) and a needle cost about $25 give or take. The fault is on both the airplane but also the big pharmaceutical company that makes EpiPen. The pen should not cost anywhere near $600 dollars and nobody should have to spend that much on it. The makers of EpiPen need to make it more accessible, especially for emergencies like this. I work on an ambulance, and even we don’t carry EpiPens anymore. We carry vials and needles simply because of cost. I do find it ironic though that they had Epi 1:10 (cardiac arrest Epi) on board though as this could’ve caused a cardiac arrest without Dr. Mike’s knowledge and sharp thinking.

      • Alie
        Alie  12 minutes back

        I love u more

        • Jasmine Kellam
          Jasmine Kellam  2 hours back

          Dr. Mike👍👍👍❤❤❤, 🤔 dislikes? this was great.

          • Jamison Sheppard
            Jamison Sheppard  2 hours back

            Cвятой трах

            • Tova
              Tova  2 hours back

              Yooo Dr. Mike was a birthrighter???

              • JezzeBoy
                JezzeBoy  3 hours back

                So what happens if the flight attendant ask “is there a medical professional on board” and there isn’t? I think planes should have a medical professional as part of the flight attendants team.

                • teammcdonnell
                  teammcdonnell  3 hours back

                  Does this allergy to red meat from the tic go away? Or is it a permanent change?

                  • Michael Lai
                    Michael Lai  3 hours back

                    This is some Dr House level zebra mike. COME ON HOUSE! YO CRAZY

                    • Lola Westham
                      Lola Westham  4 hours back

                      talk about annual checks for healthy people - if you feel ok, what do you have to check anyway (up to 30)

                      • K123 30
                        K123 30  4 hours back

                        The amount of knowledge doctors have is amazing. Who would have thought that a bite would cause a person to be allergic to red meat. Bravo!

                        • Solar Panel
                          Solar Panel  4 hours back

                          This made me feel like I was in a D&D campaign. This anxiety isn't good, but I still watched it.

                          • Amalia Kamon
                            Amalia Kamon  4 hours back

                            I already knew about the alpha gal tick thing and as soon as he said red meat I was like OHH THE TICK THING. and that was right, i felt so smart

                            • R W
                              R W  4 hours back

                              I wanna hear about the stuff you did in Israel, Mike. You do great stuff

                              • R W
                                R W  4 hours back

                                You have the most interesting flights, Dr! (That shirt looks really good on you, BTW)

                                • MaiCohWolf
                                  MaiCohWolf  4 hours back

                                  I have worked at several remote national parks and wildlife refuges that are popular tourist destinations. Whenever I have asked why we don't have epi-pens for people allergic wasp/bee stings, I have always been told "we can't have them in first aid kits because they require a prescription and the formulas are different for each pen." Instead whenever I have a terrified person come up to me saying they've been stung and they're allergic, I'm supposed to give them a sting wipe and tell them the nearest medical facility is over an hour's drive away. It just doesn't make sense to me...

                                  • Snickerz
                                    Snickerz  5 hours back

                                    ***BADASS ALERT***

                                    • Nora Zimmy
                                      Nora Zimmy  5 hours back

                                      This is why I’m afraid of planes

                                      • Yohann Jardiniano
                                        Yohann Jardiniano  5 hours back

                                        Doctor mike should guest star on Grey’s anatomy

                                        • Gage C49
                                          Gage C49  6 hours back

                                          Who els forgot how to breathe during watching this

                                          • Leslie Espinoza
                                            Leslie Espinoza  6 hours back

                                            I can't wait until this story becomes a grey's anatomy story/episode

                                            • Caroline Heartsong
                                              Caroline Heartsong  7 hours back

                                              Epi pens and Narcan too....

                                              • Alex Foster
                                                Alex Foster  7 hours back

                                                Relying on the fact that everyone should be able to afford epi pens to save their life is not very smart

                                                • Asha Marion
                                                  Asha Marion  7 hours back

                                                  My grandma is a doctor and she is constantly outraged by the lack of medication on airplanes

                                                  • Asha Marion
                                                    Asha Marion  7 hours back

                                                    Greys anatomy has left the chat

                                                    • Irineo Olmos
                                                      Irineo Olmos  8 hours back

                                                      This is amazing. You a hero.

                                                      • chaq nisa
                                                        chaq nisa  8 hours back

                                                        doctor mike, i hope you can collab with Soony Sun!

                                                        • Amazing Supergirl
                                                          Amazing Supergirl  8 hours back

                                                          Anaphylactic shock before any meds in itself is an incredibly stressful experience. I’ve had it many times. For me it’s red, blotchy, itchy arms, face and neck, itchy throat, swelling throat and tongue, red, itchy watery eyes, and itchy lungs with trouble breathing and diarrhea. It’s all extreme but not being able to get enough oxygen makes me panic. Then adding the awful side effects of Benadryl and epinephrine makes me feel like I’m going crazy BUT it’s life saving

                                                          • pete pine
                                                            pete pine  8 hours back

                                                            Great job Dr Mike. I have been a nurse for over 28 yrs with ER experience. Although Epipen makes it convenient for laypersons to self-administer a life saving medication, as a professional we need to maintain our skills to work with what we have. Epinephrine has been used to treat anaphylactic reactions long before Epipen was on the market. Now with Epipens on backorder it’s even more imperative that we go back to basics and maintain that knowledge. Look up how much mark-up pharma companies charge for Epipen vs the cost of an ampules of epi and a 1ml syringe with a needle. It will make you angry.

                                                            • fluffybuttons12
                                                              fluffybuttons12  8 hours back

                                                              I appreciate you for continuously advocating throughout this video for the need for epi-pens on board. I appreciate it. I have a severe peanut allergy and I have been in a few scary situations and I know if places were more equip I would feel better

                                                              • Alex Green
                                                                Alex Green  8 hours back

                                                                If i were the dude I would freak out

                                                                • jinger jar
                                                                  jinger jar  9 hours back

                                                                  This shows the difference of age. I am 70 and never expected an epi pen.
                                                                  This is an airplane that thinks WWII first aid kit is up to snuff.
                                                                  I understand in IsreL in convalescent homes every one eats a piece of pot brownie. No fight no bickering lots of laughter. Good appetites sleep well.
                                                                  True? R N

                                                                  • Dire Blue
                                                                    Dire Blue  9 hours back

                                                                    Med students watching the video: Oh god!
                                                                    Me: Uuuh me no speaka doctor

                                                                    • LPS Amber
                                                                      LPS Amber  9 hours back

                                                                      I watch this to fall asleep. Yeah. That’s my life

                                                                      • Isabelle Linn
                                                                        Isabelle Linn  9 hours back

                                                                        I developed this allergy this past year and am so glad you talked about it! Most people think I am lying when I explain the reason for my epi pen😂

                                                                        • Mini Wolfsbane
                                                                          Mini Wolfsbane  9 hours back

                                                                          Great the guy survived. I'm only allergic to a fruit and just get a rash, I'd hate to be in this situation.

                                                                          • maggie s.
                                                                            maggie s.  9 hours back

                                                                            when dr. mike low key watches the longest running medical drama (aka greys) and makes fun of it when he might need to do a cric lmaoooo love this guy geez

                                                                            • Aylin K Sosa
                                                                              Aylin K Sosa  9 hours back

                                                                              He should watch that one episode of Grey’s Anatomy where they were trying to save someone on the plane too. It was similar to his experience

                                                                              • Shelby Shofner
                                                                                Shelby Shofner  9 hours back

                                                                                I just saw him on my local news for this I’m-

                                                                                • HxneyComb xxx
                                                                                  HxneyComb xxx  9 hours back

                                                                                  *is from Texas aka in the south and we always eat red meat*
                                                                                  Ok not bad. Normal.
                                                                                  *hears that If bit by that tick you cant eat it*
                                                                                  OH WAIT HOLD ON
                                                                                  *freaks out*

                                                                                  • Megan Hodges
                                                                                    Megan Hodges  10 hours back

                                                                                    There's also a large shortage of Epipens and they are very expensive. It's hard for even someone who needs one to afford/get one so more reason for airlines to carry them.

                                                                                    • Polydactyl
                                                                                      Polydactyl  10 hours back

                                                                                      I checked the tags: "sexiest doctor alive saves passenger's life" I mean he ain't wrong

                                                                                      • Polydactyl
                                                                                        Polydactyl  10 hours back

                                                                                        "present in some mammals but not humans" aka cannibalism is fine 👌

                                                                                        • Di777
                                                                                          Di777  10 hours back

                                                                                          You sir, are an amazing human being.

                                                                                          • PullyJ
                                                                                            PullyJ  10 hours back

                                                                                            You are amazing

                                                                                            • Fish buddy
                                                                                              Fish buddy  11 hours back

                                                                                              Lol I love how the news headlines mention how hot he is.

                                                                                              • Gareth Jones
                                                                                                Gareth Jones  11 hours back

                                                                                                Why didn't you ask if anyone had an EpiPen?  Some allergic patients carry one, and one passenger may have had one.

                                                                                                • nog11
                                                                                                  nog11  12 hours back

                                                                                                  what a beautiful human 🇺🇸😁