US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta jet in Fort Lauderdale

Posted at 2:56 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 14:56:12-04

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to someone aboard a Delta Air Lines jet.

At a Thursday public discussion at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, Adams shared some more details about assisting someone on the plane as he prepared to fly to Mississippi on Wednesday.

A Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman says a person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The patient woke up and was sent to a hospital.

Adams said he and two nurses responded to the call for help. One nurse works in an emergency room. The other works in a pediatric intensive care unit.

Adams said they provided "team-based care, and we all played our role."

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