Posts Tagged ‘medical emergency’

In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Posted by • September 4th, 2015

When a medical emergency occurs during a commercial flight, health care providers should be prepared to respond. A new review article offers guidance on how to respond to the more common emergencies and on roles and liabilities in offering medical assistance aboard an airplane. Estimating the frequency of in-flight medical events is challenging because no mandatory… Read More…

Medicine in the Air – A Report on In-Flight Emergencies

Posted by • May 29th, 2013

On a recent flight back to Boston, the woman sitting next to me began to have a panic attack about half an hour before we landed. “Can’t deal with turbulence,” she whimpered, grasping my arm.   She closed her eyes and began to mumble a prayer. “It’ll be okay,” I said, trying to talk her down,… Read More…