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 • 13 597

  • Namey Mc.Namingson
    Namey Mc.Namingson  43 minutes back

    Mike: **cures cancer**

    Everyone: yeh he’s hot

    • ShinoBlak x
      ShinoBlak x  1 hours back

      Orange skinned doctor Mike tho
      Anyways, this why ima go into medicinal field, leaning towards neurology though

      • Annie Malley
        Annie Malley  1 hours back

        Dude u said his name ur not supposed to do that

        • clay richard
          clay richard  1 hours back

          7:28 who heard that slight sound of when siri pops up

          • Antonio Martinez
            Antonio Martinez  2 hours back

            I think why they don’t have eppi pens (I’m not sure that’s how you spell it) but it’s because everyone needs different amount of medication

          • Sprakitik7000
            Sprakitik7000  2 hours back

            When someone is having epileptic seizure they tend to close their mouth is best to forcefully open the mouth or what is best to do in this situation?

            • WARRIOR 919
              WARRIOR 919  3 hours back

              This should be a movie.

              • Sarah Weinberg
                Sarah Weinberg  4 hours back

                Are tou jewish??

                • Cool Boi
                  Cool Boi  6 hours back

                  Filipino moms be like:
                  “ here’s some Vick’s put it in your nose”

                  • noam schoenfeld
                    noam schoenfeld  6 hours back

                    I live in isreal

                    • stan bts
                      stan bts  7 hours back

                      matt is hot tbh

                      • Brandon Ellmers
                        Brandon Ellmers  14 hours back

                        5:58 how Tf and why Tf us there ice on the plain?🤔

                        • Lurey Reyes
                          Lurey Reyes  22 hours back

                          I was pretty much interested at first when my friend introduced you and your channel to me. then after that i almost watched all your vids due to satisfaction ahaha you're giving me more info and inspiration to Continue and become a doctor. im just a senior high student going to college and i was doubting to go medicine course. but thanks to you, i know what to do ahahah. thank you doctorr mike and continue making Excellent content. love lots from Philippines ❤️

                          • Oliver Aurora Sandane
                            Oliver Aurora Sandane  23 hours back

                            Flight Attendant: "IS THERE A DOCTOR ON BOARD?"

                            Dr. Mike: * Cosplaying as a homeless man, stumbling a little * Sup?

                            • edgar2prado
                              edgar2prado  1 days back

                              WE COULDN'T LAND! How long does a person going into anaphylactic shock has before total asphyxia?

                              • urafaget
                                urafaget  1 days back

                                Sorry I'm too distracted by that tan

                                • zach
                                  zach  1 days back

                                  why. weren't. you. wearing. shoes. on. the. plane.

                                  • Don Jabra
                                    Don Jabra  1 days back


                                    • Vilmer Sandqvist
                                      Vilmer Sandqvist  1 days back

                                      3:55 medical mode activated

                                      • sweety alee
                                        sweety alee  1 days back

                                        PeE WoOp

                                        • Yuri Wang
                                          Yuri Wang  1 days back

                                          Not only can you be allergenic to red meat but you can be allergic to certain fish that also contain the same thing as red meat

                                          • J L
                                            J L  1 days back

                                            Is it me or is the guy that's in the news report on the first couple of seconds look like Mike next to Derek Gerard is it me or do you agree if u do like my comment

                                            • ICY Gamer
                                              ICY Gamer  1 days back

                                              i agree that planes should have epi pens

                                              who agrees?

                                              • Mohammad Abughosh
                                                Mohammad Abughosh  1 days back

                                                It's called Palestine I never heard of a country called "Israel" I am sure u meant Palestinian

                                                • Satyajeet Salunkhe
                                                  Satyajeet Salunkhe  1 days back

                                                  This reminds of incidence where, One of our scientist of csir, dr lalji singh died in airport due lack of medical facility by heart attack

                                                  • Quares
                                                    Quares  1 days back

                                                    Ok so you gave him adrenaline
                                                    Which made him scream
                                                    Hence his throat open

                                                    • Joy
                                                      Joy  2 days back

                                                      I got an ad for essential oils before this video

                                                      • D W
                                                        D W  2 days back

                                                        Love your honesty!!

                                                        • Mohammed Hisham
                                                          Mohammed Hisham  2 days back

                                                          I feel like penny when sheldon's explaining stuff...

                                                          • KandeShack
                                                            KandeShack  2 days back

                                                            My Son is a Pilot for Delta and I love this story more than you’ll ever know. Hoping Delta gets those pens, if they haven’t already✈️

                                                            • Felix Ignatius
                                                              Felix Ignatius  2 days back

                                                              hey! I'm a first-year medical student, and I'm still wondering what it takes to take in all the information anywhere. I mean I'm in "cardiorespiratory block" right now, and we're learning all kinds of effects of vasoconstrictors and vasodilators on vessels and the respiratory tract, but we're no where near the tick effect to developing allergies. Is it part of the education in your med school or is it something you look up for? This is a great video btw.

                                                              • Coyne Gagnon
                                                                Coyne Gagnon  2 days back

                                                                “Yo, I may look like I haven’t slept in a while (don’t get me wrong I haven’t), but I know how to look up stuff on youtube”-Doctor Mike

                                                                • LONEWOLFXPG
                                                                  LONEWOLFXPG  2 days back

                                                                  I had an almost similar experience mid-flight, in which at the time i was a kid and it was a Korean Airlines flight from Manila -Seoul (the normal stopover route me and my mom mostly experience before flying to New York), Normally in economy class they serve honey roasted peanuts in which i never had an allergy to peanuts even til today, but it just so happens that time me and my mom (who is a nurse), were luckily upgraded to first/business class for some reason that time and that flight. The crew serves Macadamia nuts in which my mom (who has a habit of getting/forcing me into stuff that i normally don't want to do,) told me to try it numerous times, so to end that discussion i did try 2 macadamia nuts. Now take note we both know that i am allergic to Penicillin but we never knew that im allergic to macadamia nuts.

                                                                  So after awhile i started to feel that my breathing seems a bit different and i had a hard time swallowing a bit, and i told my mom that something was wrong even after having a soda and water and felt that my throat was closing up especially i was starting to look a bit more pale according to what my mom saw and after checking me, she could tell it was an allergic reaction. She found it hard to believe at first that there wasnt a single doctor or nurse to assist in such time and the crew presented their medical kit, which at the time did NOT have any anti-histamine medication of any sort which my mom got frustrated about.

                                                                  She actually was opening up to the crew about worst case scenario since we were more than midway to seoul at this point, if we turned around it could be bad so she suggested that last resort was to cut into my airway to if ever my condition worsened so that i could breathe more better. Thankfully that didnt happen coz i was really scared at that point and a nearby passenger who had some anti-histamine medications for his colds willingly helped and gave my mom some of his medication and i managed to take 2 pills, which really helped after about 20-30 minutes of taking it. That was the first of my nut allergy saga. (When we got to seoul, we were asked to actually pay some fees for the medical assistance given during flight or something like that in which my mom called them out for not being very helpful and not having any anti histamine medications in their kits etc, so after some arguments we were allowed to proceed to our connecting flight to JFK without paying anything since what my mom said was true.)

                                                                  Ever since that time its always been a normal practice for me to bring benadryl if ever i need it and there were times when i also discovered that i am also allergic to walnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, etc except peanuts which is kind of ironic. Nowadays if i have an allergic reaction i can tell by the sudden signs of it. I eventually need to get an epipen even though im still good with benadryl since some say that you dont need an epipen if benadryl is still effective but i do know that nowadays it is a must have. Anyway, that's some details of the story that i wanted to share (i didnt want to give all the details about all the other times i had incidents like that since it would be a very long story about my allergic experiences).

                                                                  • Donut
                                                                    Donut  2 days back

                                                                    Oh god I love watching your videos but I physically feel like I'm gonna faint from this one - I'm super squeamish....

                                                                    • Wendy Cai
                                                                      Wendy Cai  2 days back

                                                                      School nurse would have given him some ice

                                                                      • Cup Cake
                                                                        Cup Cake  2 days back

                                                                        Is there a petition to get Epipens on Delta?! That’s ridiculous.

                                                                        • Aarni Borromeo
                                                                          Aarni Borromeo  2 days back

                                                                          I like your entrou

                                                                          • Carlos Pozon
                                                                            Carlos Pozon  2 days back

                                                                            Dr Mike : have epipens

                                                                            ME: wattf are ieypeyipeinz

                                                                            • E Reddy
                                                                              E Reddy  3 days back

                                                                              The perks of being allergic to nuts: knowing what anaphylactic chock is and how to treat it

                                                                              • Queenie Andaya
                                                                                Queenie Andaya  3 days back

                                                                                I learned more from this 11 minute video than in my 1 hour classes

                                                                                • souldragon121
                                                                                  souldragon121  3 days back

                                                                                  Talk about right place right time haha!

                                                                                  • Natasha Sheikh!
                                                                                    Natasha Sheikh!  4 days back

                                                                                    And heres my throat been swelling up for 2 years and doctors in england dont care about it. Even though i said when it swells up it hurts to breath and i couldnt eat and drink.

                                                                                    • Jean Abdo
                                                                                      Jean Abdo  4 days back

                                                                                      Dr. Mike, what is your take on Israeli Settlement policies and the continued oppression of the Palestinians? Thanks for your response.

                                                                                      • Shirah Shimunov
                                                                                        Shirah Shimunov  4 days back

                                                                                        What did you do in Israel

                                                                                        • Diego Elizondo
                                                                                          Diego Elizondo  4 days back


                                                                                          • Shawn Uy
                                                                                            Shawn Uy  4 days back

                                                                                            The first thing that came to my mind on what he did was...

                                                                                            "CHEST COMPRESSION. CHEST COMPRESSION. CHESS COMPRESSION"

                                                                                            • Olivia H
                                                                                              Olivia H  4 days back

                                                                                              Just think, if there was no doctor on board of that flight. That man could of (and probably would have) died😢😢 thank god for doctor mike🙏🙏

                                                                                              • Peter BARAC
                                                                                                Peter BARAC  4 days back

                                                                                                the true doctor