Vacationing Doctors on Plane to Jamaica Saves Dying Woman’s Life

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Jamaican News, February 6, 2018 (Mckoy’s News)

Doctors on Plane to Jamaica Saves Dying Woman’s Life: Anesthesiologist John Flanagan and Matthew Stevenson were on JetBlue Flight 1721 from Orlando, USA, to Jamaica when an elderly woman with Lung disease went into respiratory arrest and became unconscious.

Two passengers on a plane heading to Jamaica saved an elderly woman’s life when they jumped into action and improvised a makeshift respiratory machine, which was used to pumping her lungs with oxygen for 45 minutes until the aeroplane was able to make an emergency landing.

Anesthesiologist John Flanagan and Matthew Stevenson were on their way to vacation in Jamaica on January 6, with their wives, when they realized that a passenger was having trouble breathing as the altitude increased.

The elderly woman suddenly went into respiratory arrest and collapsed in the aisle.

The doctors jumped into action with what the airline crew had available on the plane to create a breathing apparatus.

The regular oxygen mask was not able to help her, so they used an airbag and oxygen tank that was on board the Jet Blue aircraft.

Doctors on Plane to Jamaica Saves Dying Woman’s Life: Mr Flanagan, a father of four tried to help the unconscious woman breathe on her own, as Mr Stevenson was making a respiratory machine.

The doctors said that for a moment they were not sure if the woman would make it. But as they hooked up their implemented breathing machine she started to come around.

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