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 • 13 332

  • Hammy Wammy
    Hammy Wammy  23 minutes back

    ‘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  60 minutes back

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

      • Nomxolisi Sibutsi
        Nomxolisi Sibutsi  2 hours back

        It was God's plan all along 🖐🖐👏👏🙏🙏

        • nasuha shamsudin
          nasuha shamsudin  8 hours back

          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  8 hours back

            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  13 hours back

              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  13 hours back

                  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
                    Bee B E A U T I F U L  14 hours back

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

                    • Its Hay
                      Its Hay  15 hours back

                      I want mike on ALL my flights

                      • Viola Lagonigro
                        Viola Lagonigro  1 days back

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

                        • Native ZroTix
                          Native ZroTix  1 days back

                          Me: should i be a doctor or computer engineer
                          *Me after watching this*
                          DOCTOR IT IS!!!

                          • Fathima Vp
                            Fathima Vp  1 days back

                            Grey's anatomy real life .

                            • Dhiya Khalish
                              Dhiya Khalish  1 days back

                              Good doctor in real life

                              • Bellhelly
                                Bellhelly  1 days back

                                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 .

                                • Gamer girl And Billie Eilish Fan

                                  Hey Dr.mike is breathing in hot air around the temp of 70-90 and having trouble breathing ok or normal

                                  • Bella Marinelli
                                    Bella Marinelli  2 days back

                                    ok so lemme get this straight.
                                    1- your a doctor
                                    2- your flying to Israel
                                    3- your smart as heck
                                    4- you know words that are like a million letters long and I can’t spell tomorow
                                    but you still can’t afford anything but children’s sized shirts?

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

                                      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 back

                                        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

                                        • Rana Mazhitova
                                          Rana Mazhitova  2 days back

                                          Wait so just red meat no chicken or turkey?

                                          • conar
                                            conar  2 days back

                                            imagine dying on a plane with doctor mike

                                            • Rehia Anderson
                                              Rehia Anderson  2 days back

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

                                              • Allison Kirby
                                                Allison Kirby  2 days back

                                                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
                                                  Pikachuanimegirl 223  2 days back

                                                  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.

                                                  • BitterSweet Psycho
                                                    BitterSweet Psycho  2 days back

                                                    I didn't know about this :^ :3 XD

                                                    • MADIHA ASHIQUE
                                                      MADIHA ASHIQUE  2 days back

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

                                                      • Leah Ginsburg
                                                        Leah Ginsburg  2 days back

                                                        What a good person

                                                        • Agnes Malik
                                                          Agnes Malik  2 days back

                                                          Thanks Doc😍

                                                          • Fairy Lights
                                                            Fairy Lights  2 days back

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

                                                            • Leslie Lanagan
                                                              Leslie Lanagan  3 days back

                                                              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 back

                                                                Dr Mike: I asked him to take off his pants....

                                                                **Dr Mike... you sligh dog**

                                                                • Evas world
                                                                  Evas world  3 days back

                                                                  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.

                                                                  • Essence Knight
                                                                    Essence Knight  3 days back

                                                                    I don't think you can buy an EpiPen on a plane you can't just ask a person if they have a epipen because if they do they need themselves because if they have a allergic reaction on the plane then there out of luck

                                                                • 1000 subscribers with no videos

                                                                  Story Time? YAY🤪

                                                                  • Sahna Mulligan
                                                                    Sahna Mulligan  3 days back

                                                                    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 back

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

                                                                      • Richard Po
                                                                        Richard Po  3 days back

                                                                        normal people: doctor/YouTube personality saves man in flight

                                                                        News people: hot, Instagram model/doctor saves man

                                                                        • rianna yong
                                                                          rianna yong  3 days back

                                                                          Questions: My sister a few years ago dropped hot coco on her arm and it burn of her skin she’s fine now but at the time she started to puke and her fingers starting to swell. Can you tell me why?

                                                                          Edit:there was a doctor on the plane but he didn’t tell us why he just said “I’m going too” idk what else he said but my mom to,d me to sit back down

                                                                          • ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΠΙΚΟΥΝΗΣ

                                                                            Matt: Am i gonna die?
                                                                            Dr Mike: staying alive, staying alive, staying alive

                                                                            • jarod bopp
                                                                              jarod bopp  3 days back

                                                                              “How do airlines not have epi-pens on board?” 🎶because we’re delta airlines, and life is a fucking nightmare🎶

                                                                              • Fudgecakes sandwich
                                                                                Fudgecakes sandwich  3 days back

                                                                                Your a hero...

                                                                                • SDSHB BP
                                                                                  SDSHB BP  3 days back

                                                                                  I like your Lindberg glasses!

                                                                                  • Sean Moulton
                                                                                    Sean Moulton  4 days back

                                                                                    Good job 👍 Doctor mike

                                                                                    • Anabel Ramirez
                                                                                      Anabel Ramirez  4 days back

                                                                                      Amigo, I'am a doctor as well but I have to say... Tu si ta bueno!!! Por que no tengo nigun colega como tu aqui?? :p lol

                                                                                      • Wagner Martina
                                                                                        Wagner Martina  4 days back

                                                                                        Is there a doctor on-board?

                                                                                        Mike: *runs down the aisle wearing no shoes, a hoodie, and looks like he has not slept in 59 years while budging an anti-vax mother with essential oils out of the way*
                                                                                        Mike: pEe-whOoP

                                                                                        • Md AHS
                                                                                          Md AHS  4 days back

                                                                                          I watched this the night before my flight and I was thinking how scary it must be for all the other passengers too. It just so happened that on my flight the pilot suddenly announced asking if there was a doctor on board. All the stewardess started running around with all these med kits and tanks (i présumé were oxygen) it was mad scary. We were over the Atlantic too so we couldn’t divert

                                                                                          • Mr. Doobz
                                                                                            Mr. Doobz  4 days back

                                                                                            His secret is...CHEST COMPRESSIONS!

                                                                                            • welid benchouche
                                                                                              welid benchouche  4 days back

                                                                                              A very nice guy like yourself , goes to visit the children killers (isreal). You really disappointed me sir

                                                                                            • Renee The Day
                                                                                              Renee The Day  4 days back

                                                                                              I get Aizawa vibes from his description on what he looked like on the plane.