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TMSG: Medical Students Save Passenger From Medical Emergency Mid-Flight

Two LSU Health New Orleans medical students on a flight to Greece were sure in the right place at the right time. There…

Posted by LSU Health Sciences Center on Saturday, June 26, 2021

During a flight to Greece, a passenger was experiencing a medical emergency when some heroes jumped into help.

Two med students from LSU Medical school Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris were on the plane to Greece when a call went out on the plane asking for medical professionals. No one responded, that’s when the two students volunteered their services. According to the LSU Health Sciences Center on a Facebook post, they shared that a fellow passenger had become light-headed and fell, likely due to overheating and having low blood sugar. Duplessis and Bagneris provided assistance as well as communicated with a doctor on the ground and provided information about the passenger’s vitals.

The school was very proud of the two students writing on Facebook, “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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