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 • 12 340

  • Yeet In fortnite
    Yeet In fortnite  3 hours back


    • Jason
      Jason  3 hours back

      That Matt guy is really handsome too! 🤣🤣

      • Dulmi Samu
        Dulmi Samu  3 hours back

        You are sooo sweet

        • s t
          s t  6 hours back

          thank god you where on the airplane going to palestine

          • Savannah Joy
            Savannah Joy  12 hours back

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

            • SCP [REDACTED]
              SCP [REDACTED]  1 days back

              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.  1 days back

                  A russian in Israel , lol.

                  • annsopp16
                    annsopp16  1 days back

                    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  1 days back

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

                      • Giselle
                        Giselle  2 days back

                        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 back

                          Like super man 🤔 better looking?

                          • Another Person
                            Another Person  2 days back

                            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 back

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

                              • אבישג ג'ירד
                                אבישג ג'ירד  2 days back

                                We want an Israeli medical breakthroughs video!

                                • timmytallskinny10
                                  timmytallskinny10  2 days back

                                  Leave it to people to think about themselves 🤦🏼‍♀️

                                  • Super Man
                                    Super Man  2 days back

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

                                    • Maham Kazi
                                      Maham Kazi  2 days back

                                      When you are a YouTube 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 back

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

                                        • Fortnite Sucks
                                          Fortnite Sucks  2 days back

                                          Which plane doesnt have a flippin EpiPen?!

                                          • LexifromZargon
                                            LexifromZargon  2 days back

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

                                            • mp3jagoda
                                              mp3jagoda  2 days back

                                              Well done doctor!

                                              • Lincoln Eyar
                                                Lincoln Eyar  2 days back

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

                                                Kidding aside, hopefully airlines take this seriously.

                                                • Costello romano
                                                  Costello romano  2 days back

                                                  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  3 days back

                                                    i think this can be a good idea for a movie

                                                    • Ibrahim Ali Roblox
                                                      Ibrahim Ali Roblox  3 days back

                                                      Just tell me who dislikes this video?

                                                      • Justinian21c
                                                        Justinian21c  3 days back

                                                        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 back

                                                          Blue to the sky red to the thigh

                                                          • It’s Me
                                                            It’s Me  3 days back

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

                                                            • Woko100
                                                              Woko100  3 days back

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

                                                              • ToggleCheat
                                                                ToggleCheat  3 days back

                                                                Its almost annoying how perfect this guy is

                                                                • Blackwiz
                                                                  Blackwiz  3 days back

                                                                  Is Mike a Russian Jew?

                                                                  • Sanna Jonsson
                                                                    Sanna Jonsson  3 days back

                                                                    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 back

                                                                      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 back

                                                                        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 back

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

                                                                          • jec6613
                                                                            jec6613  3 days back

                                                                            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 back


                                                                              • AlwaysARudd
                                                                                AlwaysARudd  4 days back

                                                                                They should have glucagon kit too..

                                                                                • THE ANACONDA
                                                                                  THE ANACONDA  4 days back

                                                                                  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 back

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

                                                                                      • m0t0b33
                                                                                        m0t0b33  4 days back

                                                                                        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 back

                                                                                          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 back

                                                                                            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 back

                                                                                              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 back

                                                                                                Wow, this story had me riveted.

                                                                                                • J Tube
                                                                                                  J Tube  5 days back

                                                                                                  Well done mike 1 like = hope for man