Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Surgeon General to the Rescue for a Fellow Passenger

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Chip Somodevilla Getty Images
Kenny Thornton | 17 May, 2018, 19:38

The Trump administration's surgeon general, Jerome Adams, intervened on board a Delta Airlines flight Wednesday from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., to help a passenger having a medical emergency.

United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams reportedly assisted flight attendants in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight Tuesday.

However, Adams said that it was a part of his duty and he was glad to assist the passenger. He and the two nurses escorted the passenger to the gate, where medical staff were waiting.

According to the surgeon general's office, a passenger had lost consciousness and the crew asked for help.

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Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city. Although Adams was successful in regaining the consciousness of the passenger, he thought that it would be necessary to take the passenger back to the gate and get the patient evaluated at the hospital. There is no word on what exactly caused the patient to lose consciousness or how he or she is now doing, but in Adams' tweet, he stated that the patient is doing well.

Delta responded to Adams tweet, thanking him for his service: "Hello, Wow!"

The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals.

In fact, just last April, he released an advisory to address the public and advise them to carry the Naloxone with them just in case they will be faced with an emergency overdose situation.

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