Med students rescue passenger mid-flight during medical emergency06/27/2021
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Some heroes need a plane to fly.
Two med students jumped into action when a fellow passenger had a medical emergency on mid-flight on a trip to Greece. Fortunately, the young women used their skills to get the situation under control.
The LSU Health Sciences Center recognized Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris for their efforts.
(LSU Health Sciences Center)
The LSU Health Sciences Center recognized Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris for their efforts. According to a post on the school’s Facebook page, the two women were on a plane to Greece when a call went out on the plane asking for medical professionals.
When none of the other passengers responded, the two students volunteered their services. According to the post, one of the other passengers had become light-headed and fell, likely due to overheating and having low blood sugar.
Duplessis and Bagneris not only provided assistance to their fellow passenger, they communicated with a doctor on the ground and provided important information about the passenger’s vitals.
A representative for the LSU Health Sciences Center confirmed to Fox News that it is very proud of Duplessis and Bangeris.
On Facebook, the school wrote, “Two LSU Health New Orleans medical students on a flight to Greece were sure in the right place at the right time. There was a medical emergency onboard, and a call went out for medical professionals. No one responded, so Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris identified themselves as medical students.”
The post continued, “A female passenger had become lightheaded and fell due to low blood sugar and being overheated. They calmed the patient and got her to take some juice and food, and also cooled her off. Heather and Lauren communicated with a doctor on the ground and took her BP (blood pressure), pulse and blood sugar. The patient ended up feeling much better thanks to these two talented doctors in the making and their LSU medical education. Way to Geaux Tigers! You do us proud!”
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