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Doctors On A Plane Create A Makeshift Ventilator To Save A Women’s life

posted Mar 8, 2018, 6:43 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
 By: Jordan Croswell

    Matthew Stevendoctors plane save lifeson and John Flanagan were on their way to Jamaica when all of a sudden an elderly woman went into respiratory arrest.

    Stevenson and Flanagan are heroic aetheologists that work at the same private practice in Florida saw the problem and tried to help the woman recover quickly.

    While on the plane, a nurse tried to help the woman but there was nothing she could do. John called Steven for help. They asked the flight crew if they had a hand operated manual resuscitator on board. Since they did not have one, the doctors had to build one on their own.

    Stevenson cut off the airbag and tubing in the ceiling and connect them to an oxygen tank that was on board.  Flanagan was doing CPR on the woman while Stevenson continued to make the ventilator. The ventilator was used to keep oxygen flowing into the woman’s lungs. For doing so, they were able to keep the woman alive for the rest of the ride which took 45 minutes. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale.  

    Most of the passengers on the plane decided to help Matthew and John. Many of the passengers held onto the doctors while the plane was landing in Fort Lauderdale. As the paramedics came to retrieve the woman, the passengers screamed and shouted in excitement for the doctors. Both doctors are brave for saving the woman’s life without any of the materials they would use in a hospital.

    “It was beautiful to witness so many good Samaritans praying and holding them up during the entire ordeal. I’m so thankful God placed them there at the right time,” said Flanagan's wife Xena.



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