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!

    Thanks, Defranco for the shoutout! Check out his channel here:

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Comments • 13 451

  • Princess Lea Bacal
    Princess Lea Bacal  3 hours back

    I have a question, why administer epinephrine in the thigh? Would it be faster if it was administered on the arm? I mean, Matt's throat is swelling.

    • 2027Sofia Primiano
      2027Sofia Primiano  10 hours back

      When you said the lone star tick is coming up north that really freaked me out because I live in the north😰

      • Pzichopathic
        Pzichopathic  10 hours back

        9:27 thats kinda gay

        • Helen Wu
          Helen Wu  13 hours back

          Lol instagram hottest doctor

          • Elisa Turcios Fuentes
            Elisa Turcios Fuentes  14 hours back

            Woah a lot of dangerous insects are creeping it’s way to the north and now I’m scared bc im sick and I can probably get a disease by these insects

            • three stars
              three stars  17 hours back

              Dr.mike: glasses,business tie thingy, a watch * medical mode on *
              Me: oh shoot this is serious

              • Sara Hmad
                Sara Hmad  20 hours back

                Can we just address the fact that Palestinians are suffering from israelian forces ... 🇵🇸♥️

                • Kuya Pops
                  Kuya Pops  23 hours back

                  Yo why Matt look like Jose Zuniga from TMF

                  • Angela Smoljan
                    Angela Smoljan  1 days back

                    Hey Dr. Mike, this is such a crazy Story! I‘m training to become a paramedic (in Germany, I already am a „smaller kind of paramedic“ and waiting for the extended school) and two days ago I was on a train back home from work and I see a young woman being all sweaty and breathing very heavily, she showed her boyfriend how her hands were shaking, she closed her eyes,...
                    I watched for ~3-4min just to see if it gets better, I thought maybe she was just running to get on the train, but it seemed to be getting worse so I stood up and identified myself as a paramedic and asked what was wrong and she said she actually had to run to get on her train and she has trouble breathing but she told me it‘s going to be fine and she does not need help... I asked her a few times if she was sure and she said yes, so I told her I was sitting just a few feet away, in case she decided she needs help after all. So I sat down and watched her nonstop because I was really concerned, she kept grabbing her shirt and chest and gasped for air and she seemed a bit somnolent at times, as if she could faint any minute. She waved me to come back to her and I checked her pulse and this was when I almost shat my pants, 130 tachykardia and her heart really was WHAMMERING😅 I started to ask a bunge of questions and this is where I‘m really sad about not knowing more, I am so eager to learn and I learn almost every day for myself, They told me the running was about 20min ago, she‘s not smoking and never was, she‘s not taking birth control, she sitting a lot in her office and this was the first time after a while that she had to run, she has no pain at all, only trouble breathing, on diabetes diagnosed (I thought if she had diabetes maybe she couldn’t feel the pain of a heart attack)she‘s 35, she has no allergies, nothing diagnosed, therefore no daily medication, she wasn‘t sick/had the flu the last couple of weeks
                    And so I asked even more questions as I was figuring out what the next stop would be and I called 911 and explained everything I could find out but they stuck on the fact that she was hyperventilating and I told them she was not! I tried to calm her down, laid her down, but nothing changed at all...She had the taste of blood in her mouth, she was breathing at a normal rate but very heavily because she felt like she had mucus all over her lungs, making it very hard to breathe... somehow we managed to get her out of the train and I laid her flat on a bench... as the ambulance arrived I explained again and they said„oh she actually isn‘t hyperventilating!“ they did a quick 4-pole ekg and confirmed 130 sinustachykardia, they gave her metoprolol and quickly headed to the next clinic

                    I thought it could be a pulmonary embolism, but I will never actually know... dr. Mike, what do you think?

                    • Shelby Henderson
                      Shelby Henderson  1 days back

                      You oughta react to the episode of Greys Anatomy when Meredith and Nathan are on the plane and save that patient who has a brain bleed

                      • Abe Steinberg
                        Abe Steinberg  2 days back

                        Reminds me of a case where a woman had a motorcycle accident on her way to the airport. She thought she was fine and carried on to her flight. Some time into the flight she began having difficulty breathing and a doctor was found on board. It turns out she had punctured a lung and was slowly suffocating. He did a make shift procedure using regular things on board to relieve the pressure.

                        • TonicARTistry
                          TonicARTistry  2 days back

                          In conclusion.... Delta airlines, you messed up! iPhone, you saved yet another life.

                          • Linda Thibodeaux
                            Linda Thibodeaux  2 days back

                            Dr Mike could u have possibly asked over the intercom if n e one on the plane had an epi pen and use that on him?

                            • Eve Yap
                              Eve Yap  2 days back

                              Why the heck does what your wearing look like my school uniform •-•. I'm legit in primary school

                              • The Floating Samosa
                                The Floating Samosa  2 days back

                                Wholesome AF :)

                                • DRY
                                  DRY  2 days back

                                  How can they not have EpiPens on a plane, WITH THOSE FREE PEANUTS THROWN INTO YOUR FACE?!

                                  • SoulGaming
                                    SoulGaming  2 days back

                                    I was imagining this story in an anime scene

                                    • Equine & steel
                                      Equine & steel  2 days back

                                      I wouldn’t say this if it was an older video but I live in Minnesota and we’ve got multiple reports (enough that me and other Minnesotans say they are here with an established population)

                                      • mb
                                        mb  3 days back

                                        I just imagine him in a hoodie looking tired. messy hair🥺🥺

                                        • mb
                                          mb  3 days back

                                          His glass🔥🔥

                                          • Dana suqa
                                            Dana suqa  3 days back

                                            its called palestine not isreal factss

                                            • Sɴɪᴘᴘᴇʀ Wᴏʟᴠᴇʀɪɴᴇ

                                              For a while I thought that he,s reacting on mi6

                                              • Gabi Thaumüller
                                                Gabi Thaumüller  3 days back

                                                I've actually had doctors Google in the consultation while I'm here, trying to figure out something. I see nothing wrong with it.

                                                • rupali yadav
                                                  rupali yadav  3 days back

                                                  Kudos Dr Mike ,u are a life saviour.God blesses u with all his love 🥰🥰🥰

                                                  • Hazel Bagtas
                                                    Hazel Bagtas  3 days back

                                                    **sees the title**
                                                    Me: "Instagrams most hottest doctor saves passenger's life on flight"? **bursts into laughter**
                                                    Me: Now isnt that just a little weird?

                                                    • Nereide Nene
                                                      Nereide Nene  3 days back

                                                      Ok.... now everyone is going to follow you on planes trying killing themselves 🤣
                                                      Imagine the flight attendants.... best day of their lives

                                                      • CHANG THENG YUE -
                                                        CHANG THENG YUE -  3 days back

                                                        -Is there a medical professional on the plane ?
                                                        Someone stands up and says THE GUY NEEDS SOME MILK

                                                        • Denisse Torres
                                                          Denisse Torres  3 days back

                                                          Wow pero que chido!

                                                          • DivineGamerYT
                                                            DivineGamerYT  3 days back

                                                            that must have been scary af. u r a god, Mike, enjoy ur well-deserved fame

                                                            • JeiAnne Baculo
                                                              JeiAnne Baculo  4 days back

                                                              I like how I am learning some medical terms and procedures on your channel doc 😮😅 I 've been wanting to get into med school since I was a kid 😭

                                                              • M F
                                                                M F  4 days back

                                                                Okkkkkk real life Dr HOUSE!

                                                                • Jna Corre
                                                                  Jna Corre  4 days back

                                                                  not going to lie, these comments are on point LMAO

                                                                • Jna Corre
                                                                  Jna Corre  4 days back

                                                                  Saving lives and while making friends ❤️ that’s awesome

                                                                  • Aleix Kuri
                                                                    Aleix Kuri  4 days back

                                                                    “Now you might be thinking if there’s epidephreom what’s the big deal it can be used as an epipet, well yes no.” lmao

                                                                    • Ian Murphy
                                                                      Ian Murphy  4 days back

                                                                      Ok good if I get this allergy I can still eat people. Thanks

                                                                      • Adia Wang
                                                                        Adia Wang  4 days back

                                                               you're saying if we've been bitten by that tick we can still eat human?

                                                                        Hell yeah

                                                                        • Eliot MMM
                                                                          Eliot MMM  4 days back

                                                                          The one time that mike comes to visit me in israel Im away in another country, I shall commit toaster bath now, And do not chest compression me.

                                                                          • DonnaLyn Thayer
                                                                            DonnaLyn Thayer  4 days back

                                                                            Did Matt give you permission to tell his story? Isn’t this a HIPPA violation?

                                                                            • Emily Jones
                                                                              Emily Jones  2 hours back

                                                                              DonnaLyn Thayer it’s been all over the news and the patient made comments in several of the articles, so I would say so.

                                                                          • kevin
                                                                            kevin  5 days back

                                                                            The Simpson did it

                                                                            • Shraddha Patel
                                                                              Shraddha Patel  5 days back

                                                                              Dr.mike, can you watch Royal Pains on Netflix and do a reaction video to that, pleaseee? 😊

                                                                              • Random Post With Mony
                                                                                Random Post With Mony  5 days back

                                                                                I love him

                                                                                • Kyle Lewis
                                                                                  Kyle Lewis  5 days back

                                                                                  Of course *DELTA AIRLINES* doesn't even have a proper emergency medical kit. God I hate that company.

                                                                                  • cherry blossom
                                                                                    cherry blossom  5 days back

                                                                                    i have severe anxiety and some times when i am triggered it feels like my throat is closing up and one of the things that triggers me is eating new foods so i have a hard time telling if im allergic or just anxious lol

                                                                                    • Hamza Al Ali
                                                                                      Hamza Al Ali  5 days back

                                                                                      it is not Israel it is Palestine

                                                                                      • Jenie Horner
                                                                                        Jenie Horner  5 days back

                                                                                        Not only a good doctor but great personality

                                                                                        • Ruth Frey
                                                                                          Ruth Frey  5 days back

                                                                                          Every plane should have a €/£550 kit WITH AN EPIPEN

                                                                                          • Brooke Gardner
                                                                                            Brooke Gardner  5 days back

                                                                                            Flight attendant:IS THERE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ON BOARD
                                                                                            Dr mike:👁👄👁

                                                                                            • Matt as the gamer
                                                                                              Matt as the gamer  5 days back

                                                                                              If you're plane is small you can risk emergency landing at Nuuk,Greenland or Reykjavik,Iceland