U.S. surgeon general aids fellow passenger during in-flight medical emergency

U.S. surgeon general aids fellow passenger during in-flight medical emergency

Lauderdale, Florida to Jackson, Mississippi via Atlanta when a passenger lost consciousness on the tarmac prior to takeoff, a department of Health and Human Services spokesperson told 11Alive.

When an unnamed passenger on a Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi suffered a medical emergency on Wednesday, a doctor onboard was able to help.

Adams, who was traveling to MS for public events, tweeted about the situation.

The call for help was quickly answered by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, who was another passenger on the flight.

Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. He says the patient is doing well.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

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The passenger eventually regained consciousness, but HHS staff said Adams ultimately determined it was necessary to go back to the gate and have the person evaluated at the hospital.

"The truth is, there are doctors, nurses and techs who step up each and every day to respond to emergencies on flights, and they ALL should be recognized and thanked", Adams wrote.

Adams and the two nurses accompanied the patient to the gate, where the medics were waiting.

"Hello, Wow! We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service".

Adams was traveling to MS for public events Thursday.

By training, Adams is an anaesthesiologist and was earlier a health commissioner in IN, before becoming the US Surgeon General.

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