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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  • space boy

    space boy

    Il y a 21 minute

    there's 911 dislikes...

  • Ana Rolim

    Ana Rolim

    Il y a 40 minutes

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

  • Ron Rudman

    Ron Rudman

    Il y a 45 minutes

    so how much did you inject him with? the full 1mg or what?

  • Milady Pio

    Milady Pio

    Il y a heure

    Well Dr. Mike, is seems like it was a beautiful day to save lives! Kudos to you!

  • Rachel Raanan

    Rachel Raanan

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  • Faheem Dalal

    Faheem Dalal

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  • Carolinka


    Il y a heure

    i’d love to hear about israel!

  • Master of the Meme-ish Yard

    Master of the Meme-ish Yard

    Il y a 2 heures

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

  • G.schugs


    Il y a 2 heures

    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?

  • אודיה בסטקאר

    אודיה בסטקאר

    Il y a 2 heures

    Do a video about your journey to Israel please 💙💙💙💙

  • Joanna Reed

    Joanna Reed

    Il y a 2 heures

    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.

  • Danielle Russomanno

    Danielle Russomanno

    Il y a 3 heures

    God. This is my biggest fear having food allergies. I might need you to chaperone me for travel. 😂

  • _-_Queen_-_ _-_Angel_-_

    _-_Queen_-_ _-_Angel_-_

    Il y a 3 heures

    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

  • Merle ‘s

    Merle ‘s

    Il y a 3 heures

    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?

  • Ori Rozen

    Ori Rozen

    Il y a 4 heures

    I would love to hear about ur journey to Israel!

  • Melu V

    Melu V

    Il y a 4 heures

    Yes please, tell us about your journey to Israel. Thank you for your videos. Greetings from Ecuador :)

  • BrotherBargain1


    Il y a 4 heures

    Jew Power!!! Chazak Brother!!! I’m a pharmacist. Epi pens are cheap in Canada! Buy them.

  • Cammy Kennedy

    Cammy Kennedy

    Il y a 4 heures

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

  • Tabitha Greenfield

    Tabitha Greenfield

    Il y a 4 heures

    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

  • BeautyWearsBoots


    Il y a 5 heures

    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.

  • Fatima Soufan

    Fatima Soufan

    Il y a 5 heures

    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.

  • Wendy O'dell

    Wendy O'dell

    Il y a 6 heures

    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

  • Tactical Absol

    Tactical Absol

    Il y a 7 heures

    Great work Doctor Mike!

  • N T-Wilson

    N T-Wilson

    Il y a 8 heures

    Can you be my science teacher? You are really engaging.



    Il y a 8 heures

    i cant stop looking at his handsome face

  • MissyPinkie


    Il y a 8 heures

    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.

  • Bhesk24 7

    Bhesk24 7

    Il y a 8 heures

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

  • Archit Barve

    Archit Barve

    Il y a 8 heures

    I have a question, is there a relation between sine wave and sinus rhythm?

  • UnwaveringBackBone


    Il y a 9 heures

    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

  • lilaznprincessj


    Il y a 9 heures

    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. 😱

  • SaVage J

    SaVage J

    Il y a 9 heures

    You’re awesome man.

  • ema hamdan

    ema hamdan

    Il y a 10 heures

    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.

  • qwerty 48

    qwerty 48

    Il y a 10 heures


  • art by sahar

    art by sahar

    Il y a 10 heures

    Did he just say Israel 🤯

  • Melanie Powell

    Melanie Powell

    Il y a 10 heures

    Why no epi pens? Medical companies and insurance have made them too expensive

  • Jenna Tompkins

    Jenna Tompkins

    Il y a 11 heures

    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?

  • Oluseyi Babayeju

    Oluseyi Babayeju

    Il y a 11 heures


  • Miley Mehak

    Miley Mehak

    Il y a 11 heures

    We need actual classes from you doctor. Anything...emergency, clinical examination, anything. You explain so well.

  • Nirel Ram

    Nirel Ram

    Il y a 11 heures

    it will be much appreciated if you tell us about your trip to israel.

  • Kiwi Vlogs

    Kiwi Vlogs

    Il y a 11 heures

    Dieser Typ ist ein Held.

  • Rick Mahnn

    Rick Mahnn

    Il y a 11 heures

    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!

  • Laura Ortiz

    Laura Ortiz

    Il y a 11 heures

    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

  • Jennifer Summerlin

    Jennifer Summerlin

    Il y a 12 heures

    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.

  • yella


    Il y a 12 heures

    Very nice job Dr.Mike!

  • Erin Camden

    Erin Camden

    Il y a 12 heures

    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!

  • Angela H.

    Angela H.

    Il y a 13 heures

    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!

  • Dragonfly


    Il y a 13 heures

    Asking the obvious here...Did you ask the passengers if anyone had a spare Epipen?

  • Priscilla Vicchiollo

    Priscilla Vicchiollo

    Il y a 13 heures

    Grey’s anatomy is what I thought about when I read the title 😂

  • Martha Aristondo

    Martha Aristondo

    Il y a 14 heures

  • Zninja 1162

    Zninja 1162

    Il y a 14 heures

    This is one of those rare, crazy emergencies that happen every episode, of every medical drama.

  • Morgan Scasny

    Morgan Scasny

    Il y a 15 heures

    My heart was racing as I’m watching this. I just... i just wow

  • Logan Kerlee

    Logan Kerlee

    Il y a 15 heures

    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.

  • Kim Ann Doherty

    Kim Ann Doherty

    Il y a 15 heures


  • Jyez_ -

    Jyez_ -

    Il y a 16 heures

    He’s on the Australia news today the morning show

  • Black Unicorn

    Black Unicorn

    Il y a 16 heures

    first of all Palestine* secondly thanks for saving his life!

  • Brittany 2H

    Brittany 2H

    Il y a 16 heures

    They didn't ask if any of the other passengers had an EpiPen on them?

  • Angela Anderson

    Angela Anderson

    Il y a 16 heures

    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”. 😊

  • Patrick Star

    Patrick Star

    Il y a 16 heures

    I want to hear about Isreal!!!

  • Erika Pennella

    Erika Pennella

    Il y a 16 heures

    Love u in ur glasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patrick Star

    Patrick Star

    Il y a 16 heures

    4:27 I believe you mean... *well yes, but actually no*

  • Patrick Star

    Patrick Star

    Il y a 16 heures

    pls forgive me

  • E Taylor

    E Taylor

    Il y a 17 heures

    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

  • sleepingArisu


    Il y a 17 heures

    Did you just star in the House MD episode or something?

  • Saralyn Rinear

    Saralyn Rinear

    Il y a 17 heures

    Omg! That's so crazy

  • Danni Elise

    Danni Elise

    Il y a 17 heures

    I know that I am commenting late and you probably won’t see this but if they can’t keep Epi pens on board because they are expensive, but there are also Auvi-Q auto injectors and they are significantly lower priced and they have a voice feature that can talk to who ever opens them an it tells them what to do to inject the epinephrine. Having a severe tree nut allergy they really help when I’m around my friends who don’t know how to use an epipens/Auvi-Q

  • FrostyApril


    Il y a 17 heures

    People thanked him for not diverting the plane, they did not care about the actual human life he saved. Such selfish people.

  • arescue


    Il y a 17 heures

    I am really glad that you were there to help him.

  • Kristen Barkey

    Kristen Barkey

    Il y a 18 heures

    SO...are there any health care professionals that have not “gone to the bathroom” and googled how to do a procedure!! I HAVE! Most pt and family members would take this in a negative way BUT a medical professional clinician carrying out a googled procedure is night and day from a non clinician, RIGHT?!?!!!!

  • Green Lit Boiz

    Green Lit Boiz

    Il y a 18 heures

    I think you mean Palestine

  • MadamMorgan


    Il y a 18 heures

    God bless you, Dr. Mike and all physicians and nurses for all you do selflessly for all people. Amen.

  • ZTRAK101 Clipers

    ZTRAK101 Clipers

    Il y a 18 heures

    This is entertaining! Thanks and good job 👏