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

  • Published on Jul 11, 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 • 12 354

  • Nuaman Malik
    Nuaman Malik 2 hours ago

    Saving 1 life on the airplane , entering a country which killed 1000s of palestinians and kicking them out of thier homes on a daily basis
    Next time pleaae go to a NPO in Plaestine ☺

  • tvgubber
    tvgubber 4 hours ago

    US air lines are so cheap, they over book flights, kill pets, kick people off planes, physical hit people, they don’t always check properly/service over used planes, they don’t serve meals just little baggie snacks, charge extra for everything,...... that’s why they don’t (care enough) to have epi-pen(s) or other things like that on board.... only have what they legally are required as far as safety goes.

  • Maria lopez :P
    Maria lopez :P 4 hours ago

    Flight Attendant: Is there a Medical professional On board?
    Passenger: Ain't no *goddamn* doctor flying Delta Airlines

    (Btw I saw this comment somewhere else, so this ain't mine)

  • Iqra Sajid
    Iqra Sajid 6 hours ago

    Who else only subscribed cause he is hot

  • Brak
    Brak 6 hours ago

    You should get a badass certification

  • Yugi44p
    Yugi44p 6 hours ago

    Literally commenting to bring the comment count to 12,345

  • Luv Life
    Luv Life 7 hours ago

    This is the different between an experience NP to a new MD... NP will sit and monitor him not leave him, and proceed with the next assessment not just take 2 more... Don't be fooled by the degree. Which would you want an experience NP or a new grad MD.

  • Joanna Singh
    Joanna Singh 7 hours ago +1

    Ok so I have an epi pen and I’ve never had to use it but now I’m terrified to use it???? Death may just be a better option for me ✌🏼

  • 2023Brent Gordon
    2023Brent Gordon 8 hours ago

    thats some royal pain type stitt

  • wowkid54
    wowkid54 11 hours ago

    He ate red meat and happened to tell you about the tick. You house M.D. it lol

  • Yeet In fortnite
    Yeet In fortnite 14 hours ago


  • Jason
    Jason 14 hours ago

    That Matt guy is really handsome too! 🤣🤣

  • Dulmi Samu
    Dulmi Samu 14 hours ago

    You are sooo sweet

  • s t
    s t 17 hours ago

    thank god you where on the airplane going to palestine

  • Savannah Joy
    Savannah Joy 23 hours ago

    me: oh interesting! *click*
    mike: i was going to isreal
    me: OOP *clicks off*

    SCP [REDACTED] Day ago +1

    EpiPens are essential for an emergency medical kit...


    Me: This guy sounds really smart
    Also me: duh! he's a doctor

  • Vic M.
    Vic M. Day ago +1

    A russian in Israel , lol.

  • annsopp16
    annsopp16 Day ago +4

    My Dad is a Doctor in the University clinic of Heidelberg and he does crics kind of often :D not every week but it happens :D

  • Eman Worku
    Eman Worku Day ago

    2:20 it’s not like we eat people😂😂

  • Giselle
    Giselle 2 days ago

    God gave you one of the best purposes to live, you’re mother would be so proud of you Dr. Mike !!

  • I-Will-Killz-You
    I-Will-Killz-You 2 days ago

    Like super man 🤔 better looking?

  • Another Person
    Another Person 2 days ago

    I cannot imagine the stress.
    I had a patient in ED who was on an interstate flight with a heart attack and the on flight doctor diverted the plane and gave gtn and aspirin.
    Came through ED with a proper referral letter and recorded times of administration and obs.
    What a legend.

  • abhi kallumkal
    abhi kallumkal 2 days ago +1

    Mike is good..but not too hot or like a god

  • אבישג ג'ירד
    אבישג ג'ירד 2 days ago +1

    We want an Israeli medical breakthroughs video!

  • timmytallskinny10
    timmytallskinny10 2 days ago +1

    Leave it to people to think about themselves 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Super Man
    Super Man 2 days ago

    I hate doctor stuff and tv shows but I like your videos

  • Maham Kazi
    Maham Kazi 2 days ago

    When you are a TVclip star think about when you go to places like Israel. Working with and in countries that promote war and terrorism makes you a part of it too

  • king arshad
    king arshad 2 days ago +9

    Imagine your doctor watching TVclip tutorial before your operation 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

  • Fortnite Sucks
    Fortnite Sucks 2 days ago +1

    Which plane doesnt have a flippin EpiPen?!

  • LexifromZargon
    LexifromZargon 2 days ago +14

    dr mike: *watching dr house* pfff so unrealistic.
    *actualy lives an episode*
    dr mike : suprised pikachu face

  • mp3jagoda
    mp3jagoda 2 days ago

    Well done doctor!

  • Lincoln Eyar
    Lincoln Eyar 2 days ago +9

    Moral of the story: Don't laugh at medical shows hahahaha

    Kidding aside, hopefully airlines take this seriously.

  • Costello romano
    Costello romano 2 days ago

    One time I had to poop on take off. This was an emergency situation. I realized it couldn't wait, got up, and ran down the aisle while the airline personal where yelling at me to sit back down. I felt my blood pressure drop but made it😈😱😭💩. My friends call it the time I had the airsh#ts.
    They should have basic over the counter meds, and epipens, perhaps even a crash cart, or defibrillators(I think they do). Unless people wanna carry a carry-on with a pharmacy inside.

  • Anass Youness
    Anass Youness 2 days ago

    i think this can be a good idea for a movie

  • Ibrahim Ali Roblox
    Ibrahim Ali Roblox 3 days ago +1

    Just tell me who dislikes this video?

  • Justinian21c
    Justinian21c 3 days ago +2

    Yes, Dr. Mike, please share about the medical breakthroughs in Israel. I have been to Israel twice and have seen what an amazing country it is.

  • Matt1991
    Matt1991 3 days ago

    Blue to the sky red to the thigh

  • It’s Me
    It’s Me 3 days ago +1

    You tell them we NEED epi pens on air planes! NO brainer!!!!

  • Woko100
    Woko100 3 days ago

    "Its found in some mammals not people". If you cant eat red meat then ....

  • ToggleCheat
    ToggleCheat 3 days ago +9

    Its almost annoying how perfect this guy is

  • Blackwiz
    Blackwiz 3 days ago

    Is Mike a Russian Jew?

  • Sanna Jonsson
    Sanna Jonsson 3 days ago +1

    This is scary since I too suffer from anafylaxis, I carry My own epipens but still, it should be mandatory for airplans to have some onbord

  • chris gast
    chris gast 3 days ago +1

    I would suggest that the airlines keep the Epinephrine for cardiac arrest. You never know when that might be used also.

  • chris gast
    chris gast 3 days ago +1

    Maybe they should thank Delta. They're the ones that had the policy of not diverting the flight elsewhere. Or maybe thank both you AND Delta.

  • Donna Smith
    Donna Smith 3 days ago

    thanks learned so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jec6613
    jec6613 3 days ago

    That is very strange that there's not an epi-pen in an ETOPS aircraft. I understand on the domestic short diversion flights, but trans-oceanic aircraft I've been on usually have one, you can see it in the overhead emergency stowage bag at least when I've flown long haul - on a transpolar route there's not a lot of opportunities for diversion, after all.

  • Mheann
    Mheann 4 days ago


  • AlwaysARudd
    AlwaysARudd 4 days ago

    They should have glucagon kit too..

    THE ANACONDA 4 days ago

    Yeah but what happened to your shoe tho??

  • Liliana Correia-Marques

    I actually still carry my daughter's epi pens even though she outgrew her allergies because of this situation.

  • Gail LV
    Gail LV 4 days ago

    Aed and Epipens should be at every public areas like church, libraries, malls, airports and airplanes.

  • m0t0b33
    m0t0b33 4 days ago

    funny how you mentioned House MD and Grey's Anatomy... they both have episodes of emergencies on a plane... you should see them and check for inaccuracies :D

  • Gregory Scott
    Gregory Scott 4 days ago +1

    This happened to me twice. Start the IV. Dilute your bristoJet of epi by a factor of 10x then give it IV. Now you're not going to have the cardiovascular side effects or the horrid intramuscular discomfort from pushing that into his leg. [This is why Paramedics practice in the streets and Dr's hang out in the Hosptial or their Offices.] The final result was good. However, doc, you made it much harder on yourself than you had to.

  • Passionate Patriot
    Passionate Patriot 4 days ago +1

    Are there responsible flight worthy travelers on board,or all of them entitled weenies like this example of "would have been better soaked into the mattress". If you plan to leave mommies basement,and enter the real world,you should be tested for unrealized allergies. NOT cost other people money and time keeping your dumb ass alive long enough to vote.

  • TiGeR TuSks
    TiGeR TuSks 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    Wow, this story had me riveted.

  • J Tube
    J Tube 5 days ago

    Well done mike 1 like = hope for man

  • Akanksha Sinha
    Akanksha Sinha 5 days ago +2

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

  • Yoko Tamada
    Yoko Tamada 5 days ago


  • Cameron G
    Cameron G 5 days ago +1

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

  • TheYellowEmperor
    TheYellowEmperor 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Edgar Avalos
    Edgar Avalos 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    so no one on the flight had an epipen?

  • Hannah Ruegg
    Hannah Ruegg 5 days ago

    Inhalers should also be kept on planes

  • Aysha P.
    Aysha P. 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    Not found in humans ehh? Cannibalism here I come!

  • martialme84
    martialme84 5 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago +1

    Phil Defranco brought me here.

  • Arnaud Berard
    Arnaud Berard 5 days ago

    The real dr house

  • HackTech01
    HackTech01 6 days ago

    Sir you are great

  • EeviumZ
    EeviumZ 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Did they say thnx u or payed u in anyway