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

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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  • Doctor Mike= Super Hero Doc Mike

    savio georgesavio georgeMinute ago
  • Wow!

    babysnooksbabysnooks32 minutes ago
  • I LOVE how you saved his life and you’re talking about the dangers of not having Epipens on the flight. Amazing.

    Roze RahimRoze Rahim34 minutes ago
  • marry me

    PrinceEricPrinceEric35 minutes ago
  • Lol he went full nerd mode with the glasses. His voice even changed😂

    Aso potamadreAso potamadre38 minutes ago
  • Delta: (doesn't stock EpiPens) Flight attendants: Would you like some complimentary peanuts?

    Sphenopalatine GanglioneuralgiaSphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia49 minutes ago
  • Thank you for epipen on flights. As a person with a tree nut allergy I thank you

    Brianna AndreacciBrianna AndreacciHour ago
  • Not only a humanitarian on his way to Israel but he helps save a passengers life. You are an amazing human being Dr Mike!

    KCs FunhouseKCs FunhouseHour ago
  • Omg greys anatomy I love that show and I am 12

    GM DekuGM DekuHour ago
  • there's 911 dislikes...

    space boyspace boy2 hours ago
  • Dr mike is just fantastic!!!! The way he talks and explains should be followed by many in his area. He's awesome!!!!

    Ana RolimAna Rolim2 hours ago
  • so how much did you inject him with? the full 1mg or what?

    Ron RudmanRon Rudman2 hours ago
  • Well Dr. Mike, is seems like it was a beautiful day to save lives! Kudos to you!

    Milady PioMilady Pio3 hours ago

    Rachel RaananRachel Raanan3 hours ago
  • *Palestine

    Faheem DalalFaheem Dalal3 hours ago
  • i’d love to hear about israel!

    CarolinkaCarolinka3 hours ago
  • Delta: *doesn't have an epi pen in their kit* bECAUSE IT'S DELTA AIRLIIINES~ AND LIIFE IS A F*CKING NIIIGHTMAAARE~

    Master of the Meme-ish YardMaster of the Meme-ish Yard4 hours ago
  • Question: How did you make the dose smaller? Did you not hold the injection in his leg as long as prescribed so not as large of a dose would come out?

    G.schugsG.schugs4 hours ago
  • Do a video about your journey to Israel please 💙💙💙💙

    אודיה בסטקאראודיה בסטקאר4 hours ago
  • I got a free bottle of shampaigne for helping with a person who fainted on the plane. I was also going home from Israel. I had a Canadian emergency box needles to say I had trouble using the medical supplies available the only reason I help was because the lady fainted in front of my seat and the "doctor" they brought back was a complete idiot. I had to stand up and help and I said I am an emergency nurse. H looked so happy I told him to get me her blood sugar so we can find out what happened. I inserted a iv of normal fluids all he said "kvo"so funny. I asked my husband to be the iv pole he was great. thank God my husband was there. the lady made it home okay I watched her the rest of the trip and my husband helped.

    Joanna ReedJoanna Reed4 hours ago
  • God. This is my biggest fear having food allergies. I might need you to chaperone me for travel. 😂

    Danielle RussomannoDanielle Russomanno5 hours ago
  • My throat closed once and I had to go to the hospital and I have asthma probably because my mom had it but tbh it’s not that bad xD

    _-_Queen_-_ _-_Angel_-__-_Queen_-_ _-_Angel_-_5 hours ago
  • 0:14 okay this is super off topic i'm sorry, but this intro song is from a dutch tv show that i used to watch. I forgot the name can anyone help me out?

    Merle ‘sMerle ‘s5 hours ago
  • I would love to hear about ur journey to Israel!

    Ori RozenOri Rozen6 hours ago
  • Yes please, tell us about your journey to Israel. Thank you for your videos. Greetings from Ecuador :)

    Melu VMelu V6 hours ago
  • Jew Power!!! Chazak Brother!!! I’m a pharmacist. Epi pens are cheap in Canada! Buy them.

    BrotherBargain1BrotherBargain16 hours ago
  • Why do I have old lady veins on my legs?? I’m 19, I eat healthy, I exercise...

    Cammy KennedyCammy Kennedy6 hours ago
  • Epipens aren’t standard on planes? In New Zealand and Australia it’s standard to have at least one. My airline had 1 adult, 2 epipen jrs

    Tabitha GreenfieldTabitha Greenfield6 hours ago
  • We NEED a video on how to administer an EpiPen. My boyfriend used to live with someone with a severe peanut allergy. Nearly 2 years into them living together we came to find out he thought he was supposed to stick his roommate in the heart with it! Thankfully we discovered this over a light-hearted dinner conversation and not a medical emergency.

    BeautyWearsBootsBeautyWearsBoots7 hours ago
  • Despite of you being a hero in this story, which is quit amazing to be a part of saving someone's live, the issue here is that the country you are visiting is called *palestine* and not is israel. You can checkout the history from 1948 till now and see the timeline of actions. However, if you know what happened and the real issue and you still call it israel, that would matter alot to somepeople. Finally , I am sorry for every palestinian you've taken his right of calling his country palestine . From a doctor to be, I unsubscribed.

    Fatima SoufanFatima Soufan7 hours ago
  • Wow, what an incredible story Dr Mike. That young man was lucky you were on board. I feel the same as you. By law they should be made to carry an EpiPen, one adult strength and the other a kid or youth. I also think they should include a Narcan or Naloxone pen. People take meds to steady their nerves before a flight and then add alcohol on top of that. Very dangerous. Of course anyone that takes an opioid, should have a narcan pen. I'm not sure if it's state wide or country wide. But needless to say they shouldn't be traveling without it. I dmtake an opiod and take mine everywhere even if I'm just spending the night at a friend's house. I will now get off my pedestal. God bless you Dr. Mike and the young man whose life you saved ❤ XOXO

    Wendy O'dellWendy O'dell8 hours ago
  • Great work Doctor Mike!

    Tactical AbsolTactical Absol9 hours ago
  • Can you be my science teacher? You are really engaging.

    N T-WilsonN T-Wilson10 hours ago
  • i cant stop looking at his handsome face

    BTS CHOEGOBTS CHOEGO10 hours ago
  • In the UK we have a nationwide shortage of epipens to the point where doctors are not able to prescribe them after first anaphylaxis (unless extreme) and majority of people with an epipen still use it 6 months after expiration date (with note from doctor, acknowledging the half life of the epipen at that time). Which means a lot of allergic reactions are now a lot more time critical.

    MissyPinkieMissyPinkie10 hours ago
  • I would not let me wife be your patient 😂😂😂 dude puts me to shame. Your the man doc

    Bhesk24 7Bhesk24 710 hours ago
  • I have a question, is there a relation between sine wave and sinus rhythm?

    Archit BarveArchit Barve10 hours ago
  • So basically it's a tick that forces you to become vegan?? ...and if you live in the lonestar state that would be especially inconvenient if one wants to enjoy the famous meat

    UnwaveringBackBoneUnwaveringBackBone11 hours ago
  • Bro, do you even MacGyver? Nicely done! Glad you didn’t have to cut him open. In a non-sterile environment. With non existent medical tools. While the plane goes bump. 😱

    lilaznprincessjlilaznprincessj11 hours ago
  • You’re awesome man.

    SaVage JSaVage J11 hours ago
  • Hello Dr. Mike. I suffer from dry cough for almost a year. No sputum. Results of chest xray, blood test turns out clear and normal. Dry cough comes with bad sore throat with hoarseness or lose voice for a week or so, sometimes cough trigger my gag reflex. Really irritated my voice box. In night time, whenever I sleep with flat position, my cough worse and gone when I sit from lying down. Everytime I swallow saliva, I will feel something stuck in my throat like hair that makes my throat itchy. Tummy always feel bloated. I do sometimes feels heartburn. ENT had said my cough might cause from acid reflux.

    ema hamdanema hamdan12 hours ago
  • V

    qwerty 48qwerty 4812 hours ago
  • Did he just say Israel 🤯

    art by saharart by sahar12 hours ago
  • Why no epi pens? Medical companies and insurance have made them too expensive

    Melanie PowellMelanie Powell12 hours ago
  • Ive always kinda wondered if in an emergency I could use cardiac epi on anaphylaxis in a pinch... what dose did you draw to compensate for the ratio? ...also isnt cardiac epi usually IV instead of IM? do you have to change the dose to account for that as well?

    Jenna TompkinsJenna Tompkins13 hours ago
  • Oluseyi BabayejuOluseyi Babayeju13 hours ago
  • We need actual classes from you doctor. Anything...emergency, clinical examination, anything. You explain so well.

    Miley MehakMiley Mehak13 hours ago
  • it will be much appreciated if you tell us about your trip to israel.

    Nirel RamNirel Ram13 hours ago
  • Dieser Typ ist ein Held.

    Kiwi VlogsKiwi Vlogs13 hours ago
  • what a day Dr Mike. You are a pro! We professionally run honeybees by the truckloads of beehives and we do NOT have Epipens with us. The reason is, the rules on Epipens is absurd. So we carry bottles of Liquid bendaryl in the door-pockets in ALL of our trucks. otherwise we WOULD!

    Rick MahnnRick Mahnn13 hours ago
  • Cool you were there!! And also, this incident and your message will probably kick airlines,into gear to help other incidents like this with other people and hopefully save lives like you did! Thats amazing, and also because theres,not ALWAYS a,drnon board. especially one that's as handsome and funny, and as knowledgable about newer things as you are. Haha😂😂 GLAD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT! Super cool story

    Laura OrtizLaura Ortiz13 hours ago
  • Can you do an explanation of anemia for people? All my life, so for 42 years, I had doctors tell me I'm anemic but brush it off. About 8 years ago a doctor finally paid attention to it sending me to a hematologist for 10 weeks of iron infusion therapy, it was scary man, my iron absorption was down to 2%. I just do not absorb iron correctly. I have a daughter who is the same way. I can not fully explain how annoying it is to hear people try to tell me what I should eat to "fix" my problem or act as if I am over exaggerating it. you know cause I guess eating green leafy veggies, and eating meats, nuts, nut butters, aren't enough. I have heard, oh, yeah I'm anemic too with a brush off shrug. it was bad enough that my sister-in-law took my daughter to the fair and brushed off the fact my daughter passed out like it was no big deal. That and the fact that if I went 30+ years of being told I'm anemic with no one really explaining past the idea of headaches and easily bruised skin I think there have got to be at least a hundred people like me walking around feeling tired and crappy and not realize it is due to their extremely low iron.

    Jennifer SummerlinJennifer Summerlin14 hours ago
  • Very nice job Dr.Mike!

    yellayella14 hours ago
  • As an RN, when I hear that, "any medical personnel in the area" I instantly have the same fear and speeches going through my head! I'm so glad you voiced your fears!

    Erin CamdenErin Camden14 hours ago
  • Hey Dr. Mike! I have chronic migraines. Today I had a migraine attack and actually fainted (never happened before). Can you explain fainting and how/why someone would faint during a migraine? Thank you!

    Angela H.Angela H.15 hours ago
  • Asking the obvious here...Did you ask the passengers if anyone had a spare Epipen?

    DragonflyDragonfly15 hours ago
  • Grey’s anatomy is what I thought about when I read the title 😂

    Priscilla VicchiolloPriscilla Vicchiollo15 hours ago

    Martha AristondoMartha Aristondo16 hours ago
  • This is one of those rare, crazy emergencies that happen every episode, of every medical drama.

    Zninja 1162Zninja 116216 hours ago
  • My heart was racing as I’m watching this. I just... i just wow

    Morgan ScasnyMorgan Scasny17 hours ago
  • I'm totally down to watch and listen to you talk about what went on over there. :) I'm looking forward to that video if it comes about.

    Logan KerleeLogan Kerlee17 hours ago
  • HERO

    Kim Ann DohertyKim Ann Doherty17 hours ago
  • He’s on the Australia news today the morning show

    Jyez_ -Jyez_ -18 hours ago
  • first of all Palestine* secondly thanks for saving his life!

    Black UnicornBlack Unicorn18 hours ago
  • They didn't ask if any of the other passengers had an EpiPen on them?

    Brittany 2HBrittany 2H18 hours ago
  • Craziness! Thankfully you were on that plane! I’ve been tested for for that alpha gal myself because of several reason and I too have had delayed allergic reactions and delayed anaphylactic reaction! I have an auto injector and the likelihood I’d need it is slim to hopefully never...but at least I have them. I’ve worried about in-flight reactions (and wasn’t aware the dose wasn’t appropriate in flight kits). So I carry my own “allergy kit” which contains Benadryl, my albuterol inhaler....and an epi pen. Good job doctor and thanks for standing up and saying “I’m a doctor”. 😊

    Angela AndersonAngela Anderson18 hours ago
  • I want to hear about Isreal!!!

    Patrick StarPatrick Star18 hours ago
  • Love u in ur glasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Erika PennellaErika Pennella18 hours ago
  • 4:27 I believe you mean... *well yes, but actually no*

    Patrick StarPatrick Star18 hours ago
    • pls forgive me

      Patrick StarPatrick Star18 hours ago
  • Mike: Alpha-gal is found in some mammals- not people. My first thought, despite not being a cannibal: cool so I can safely eat people

    E TaylorE Taylor19 hours ago
Airplane Medical Emergency | WE COULDN'T LAND! | Wednesday Checkup