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 • 12 247

  • TiGeR TuSks
    TiGeR TuSks  Před 4 hodinami

    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  Před 5 hodinami

      Wow, this story had me riveted.

      • J Tube
        J Tube  Před 6 hodinami

        Well done mike 1 like = hope for man

        • Akanksha Sinha
          Akanksha Sinha  Před 6 hodinami

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

          • Yoko Tamada
            Yoko Tamada  Před 7 hodinami


            • Cameron G
              Cameron G  Před 8 hodinami

              Yeah I always try to reset my circadian rhythm on long flights. Wait... what is circadian rhythm?

              • TheYellowEmperor
                TheYellowEmperor  Před 10 hodinami

                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  Před 14 hodinami

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

                  • Edgar Avalos
                    Edgar Avalos  Před 17 hodinami

                    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  Před 20 hodinami

                      so no one on the flight had an epipen?

                      • Hannah Ruegg
                        Hannah Ruegg  Před 20 hodinami

                        Inhalers should also be kept on planes

                        • Aysha P.
                          Aysha P.  Před 20 hodinami

                          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  Před 21 hodinou

                            Not found in humans ehh? Cannibalism here I come!

                            • martialme84
                              martialme84  Před 21 hodinou

                              Btw. 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  Před 21 hodinou

                                Phil Defranco brought me here.

                                • Arnaud Berard
                                  Arnaud Berard  Před dnem

                                  The real dr house

                                  • HackTech01
                                    HackTech01  Před dnem

                                    Sir you are great

                                    • EeviumZ
                                      EeviumZ  Před dnem

                                      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  Před dnem

                                        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  Před dnem

                                          Did they say thnx u or payed u in anyway

                                          • Nevo Krien
                                            Nevo Krien  Před dnem

                                            Yay my contry

                                            • Ara Renee
                                              Ara Renee  Před dnem

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

                                              • Elizabeth Ninan
                                                Elizabeth Ninan  Před dnem

                                                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  Před 2 dny

                                                    Please tell us about Israel

                                                    • John Flanagan
                                                      John Flanagan  Před 2 dny

                                                      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  Před 2 dny

                                                        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  Před 2 dny

                                                          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  Před 2 dny

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

                                                            • Chris Jung
                                                              Chris Jung  Před 2 dny

                                                              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  Před 2 dny


                                                                • Mhmad Khalife
                                                                  Mhmad Khalife  Před 2 dny

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

                                                                  • Maria
                                                                    Maria  Před 2 dny

                                                                    Birthrights? End occupation and stop killing Palestinians.

                                                                    • theodoros petrides
                                                                      theodoros petrides  Před 2 dny

                                                                      9:27 and i oop-

                                                                      • eventhorizon
                                                                        eventhorizon  Před 3 dny

                                                                        When I was coming back from Australia there was that call over the loudspeaker "Is there a medical professional on the plane?", I thought it only happened in movies. Well, I happened to be sitting next to the doctor who went to help, who was the nicest man. An infant was allergic to peanuts, this was at the start of 2010, I was in Sydney for 6 weeks end of 2009/start of 2010- and the baby's brother who was 4 or 5, I forget, ate peanuts then kissed the baby and the poor baby went into anaphylaxis. Epipen, benadryl, doc told me the baby should be fine but an ambulance was going to be at the airport with paramedics at the gate to make sure and to do an evaluation there to see if a hospital check was needed. The doctor felt at that point the baby wouldn't need to go to the er, and going home to rest would be better, but basically said it's better to go in when you didn't have to, than go home when you needed the er in case there are complications, especially with an infant who can't just tell you there's more issues going on. And I do the same thing when flying! I stay up 24-36 hours before the flight, because 1- I hate being awake in the air, and 2- I find I adjust to the new local time quicker that way. Sleep on the plan and land in the morning at my destination, and I'm set. Sleep on the plan and land at night I make sure I'm awake until at least 9 pm local time, no matter how tired I am, and I'm set the next day. I'm awake for takeoffs and usually landings- which are the parts that also scare me, but more in a fun- roller coaster way, with the weird feelings internally and constantly feeling like the plane is about to stall. LoL But one time I was so beat I actually managed to sleep through the landing somehow- *snort laugh*

                                                                        • Stardust Blox
                                                                          Stardust Blox  Před 3 dny

                                                                          the veganizer tick

                                                                          • Monique Damphousse
                                                                            Monique Damphousse  Před 3 dny

                                                                            I have a serious allergy to bee stings, so much so that I'm also allergic to honey. If I even lick honey off my finger I'll proceed to get chills, shivers, and vomit for hours (the last time it lasted for about 5 1/2 hours =P

                                                                            • Lisa Hale
                                                                              Lisa Hale  Před 3 dny

                                                                              I'm the mom of a severely allergic child. Yes, they still serve peanuts and treenuts on some airlines. The provisions made for families like mine vary from airline to airline. As a family that travels frequently, I'm a self-proclaimed bad-ass allergy mom, but, I like to think, in a good way. My son is now 12 and has multiple anaphylactic allergies, from infancy, and a history of severe and anaphylactic reactions - as 2 of his allergy doctors have kindly, and morosely, told me, while holding my hands and bowing their heads for impact.... my kid is one of the most severely allergic kids they've ever seen, and one of the 3 they are currently treating that they worry about surviving their childhood. Not something any parent wants to hear, but this is our life. The key is: we insist on raising our child to live, explore, and pursue experiences and passions. We just need to manage the risks. I do all the things: call and alert the airline beforehand; present ourselves at check-in and request pre-boarding to clean our area; I bring everything we need - 5 epi-pens, a blanket for his seat, safe snacks, alcohol wipes, benadryl, a note from our Pediatrician, and my absolutely adorable kid who very eloquently speaks for himself at all opportunities and we are always kind, polite, confident and prepared. We have never had a problem, and have had most flight attendants go above and beyond for us. We don't expect the world to revolve around us in the airport - we have sat beside people who pulled out mixed nuts, and we moved away. But when you are 5,000 miles above earth, on a 5+ hour flight, where the air is re-circulated, it's in everyone's best interest to avoid exposures to potentially fatal allergens. Many of our family and friends have changed their flying habits from knowing, and loving, my son. When you've seen what happens to a lively, adorable person like my son, after he has a minute exposure to one of his allergens.... trust me. You will do what it takes to keep people like him safe, too. It's a medical condition. He has no control over it, just like diabetics have no control over their pancreas. He did not choose this, but taking peanuts and treenuts onto a plane, the oils, the dust, the residue.... it could kill someone like my child, many flights later. Just stop taking nuts on planes. It's really that simple.

                                                                              • Morgan Billiot
                                                                                Morgan Billiot  Před 3 dny

                                                                                he looks like gabriel conte! ~a fellow youtuber

                                                                                • Alexander Leatherbarrow

                                                                                  I adore you I aspire to be an er doctor and your videos make that dream seem closer and closer

                                                                                  • F.B.I
                                                                                    F.B.I  Před 3 dny

                                                                                    Medicine mike and his medical mode!

                                                                                    • Clayton Nguyen
                                                                                      Clayton Nguyen  Před 3 dny

                                                                                      Dr. Mike: “CHEST COMPRESSIONS CHEST COMPRESSIONS CHEST COMPRESSIONS” Some aunt: *ESSENTIAL OILS ESSENIAL OILS ESSENTIAL OILS*

                                                                                      • Jamie Nolastname
                                                                                        Jamie Nolastname  Před 3 dny

                                                                                        They are too expensive, capitalism has made this difficult. I think that companies Should invest this because they don’t want a lawsuit.

                                                                                        • Joshua Black
                                                                                          Joshua Black  Před 3 dny

                                                                                          That’s the airline I go on

                                                                                          • Brian
                                                                                            Brian  Před 3 dny

                                                                                            Not wearing shoes on the plane....that's the real tragedy.

                                                                                            • Abby Manawat
                                                                                              Abby Manawat  Před 3 dny

                                                                                              God save Dr. Mike!

                                                                                              • Megan Rain
                                                                                                Megan Rain  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                Nervous and sleep deprived? So basically the same conditions as being a resident.

                                                                                                • Hannah F
                                                                                                  Hannah F  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                  On longer flights, they should have a nurse or doctor as part of the crew.

                                                                                                  • Elblazo 11
                                                                                                    Elblazo 11  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                    Doctor Mike: 'who needs to know what types of snakes there are and where they're.' Doctor Mike knows a lone star tick and where it's at.

                                                                                                    • Mariam Iashvili
                                                                                                      Mariam Iashvili  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                      Oh my god I was on a delta airplane on July six and seven! What if someone was in a similar situation(maybe even me) There was no epi-pen on the plane

                                                                                                      • Drioriva
                                                                                                        Drioriva  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                        Those who disliked thought a epipen was a big needle and didn't do anything

                                                                                                        • Jan Husak
                                                                                                          Jan Husak  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                          That means we can use EpiPen for any allergic reaction?

                                                                                                          • Jan Husak
                                                                                                            Jan Husak  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                            How does he know all this stuff... I'm studying medicine and even in a biggest dream of my life I wouldn't know that

                                                                                                            • AJ fromYT
                                                                                                              AJ fromYT  Před 4 dny


                                                                                                              • Noi Meshchaninov
                                                                                                                Noi Meshchaninov  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                Thanks for sharing! Please share you Israel trip stories!

                                                                                                                • Emma Anderson
                                                                                                                  Emma Anderson  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                  i absolutely think that airplanes should have epi pen auto injectors. i’m anaphylactic to peanuts and tree nuts and i HAVE to have an epi pen w me at all times. and especially sense lots of planes serve peanuts (sometimes they serve pretzels or something else if they know there is someone w an allergy on board) auto injectors are SO IMPORTANT

                                                                                                                  • hala atari
                                                                                                                    hala atari  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                    Btw it’s not Israel it’s Palestine they took that beautiful country

                                                                                                                    • RICHARD DAVIDSON
                                                                                                                      RICHARD DAVIDSON  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                      Dr.Mike I dint understand why were antihistamines and corticosteroids not effectively working?? And without EpiPEN and ATROPINE, Emergency Drug Kit is incomplete..

                                                                                                                      • Seaflower722
                                                                                                                        Seaflower722  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                        As an EPI pen user I find it very scary that airlines do not have EPI pens in every single plane. Yes they can be a bit of a cost burden but this is people’s life’s we’re talking about. I am planning to go to Europe next year I am taking two EPI pens with me. I am not allergic to foods only to insect bites but when I get to into anaphylactic shock it gets ugly and fast!

                                                                                                                        • I like Green
                                                                                                                          I like Green  Před 4 dny

                                                                                                                          Airlines: *Buy planes worth millions of dollars* Also airlines: *_Can't afford EpiPens_*

                                                                                                                          • Scouti
                                                                                                                            Scouti  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                            9:35 ... That woman in the background.. I don't know why.. but It always somewhat triggers me when I see someone filming vertically.. I mean.. Just rotate it.. just.. do it..

                                                                                                                            • Hal 9000
                                                                                                                              Hal 9000  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                              Idiots like this should be on no fly lists

                                                                                                                              • ish kwen
                                                                                                                                ish kwen  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                " hot doctor" Oh lalalala Joke. But srsly..I look up to u, u saved a guy that was gonna die

                                                                                                                                • Robert Small
                                                                                                                                  Robert Small  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                  So while on his way to do non profit doctor work for another country, he happens to save the life of a fellow passenger. Oh wow, he looks like a model, in good shape, and has a good personality too? Also educates thousands on CHclip about medicine? Dang... what have I done lately lol.

                                                                                                                                  • Syl Shoemaker
                                                                                                                                    Syl Shoemaker  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                    9:27 why that move

                                                                                                                                    • Angelina Fleming
                                                                                                                                      Angelina Fleming  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                      How can you tell if your having an allergic reaction?

                                                                                                                                      • Medic 84
                                                                                                                                        Medic 84  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                        TBH, the space on an Aircraft is limited, you can’t have every piece of equipment like on the ICU, before having iv adrenalin and an epi pen, i’d rather have some different drugs available.

                                                                                                                                        • Katherine Doornink
                                                                                                                                          Katherine Doornink  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                          Great story!!! Yes, where are the epi pens?

                                                                                                                                          • Hannah Eisner
                                                                                                                                            Hannah Eisner  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                            Yeah, I wanna hear about your trip to Israel!

                                                                                                                                            • Lindsey Short
                                                                                                                                              Lindsey Short  Před 5 dny

                                                                                                                                              EpiPens are expensive. I am not saying they aren’t needed. But, it will be another cost passed on to us, the consumer. I carry mine wherever I go. I’ve never used it on myself, but on someone else. Then had to replace it, without insurance.

                                                                                                                                              • SAVY
                                                                                                                                                SAVY  Před 6 dny

                                                                                                                                                How come the planes don't have at least it's own first aid-person like a nurse on board for this kind of stuff?

                                                                                                                                                • Ronel Bumanlag
                                                                                                                                                  Ronel Bumanlag  Před 6 dny

                                                                                                                                                  Way to go Doc Mike! Hats off!

                                                                                                                                                  • Ruby
                                                                                                                                                    Ruby  Před 6 dny

                                                                                                                                                    Are you single?

                                                                                                                                                    • Timothy Hanson
                                                                                                                                                      Timothy Hanson  Před 6 dny

                                                                                                                                                      Job is up for grabs now who will replace him? Scientists move to Canada and hire more productive engineer

                                                                                                                                                      • Ananya Bordoloi : The Colourful Palette

                                                                                                                                                        Your videos are amazing! I learn a lot!! And that's some amazing work you did there!😍