Nation's surgeon general helps rescue sick passenger at Fort Lauderdale airport

Ivan Schwartz
May 18, 2018

Delta said in a statement Adams intervened when a passenger became ill.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams was on a flight to Jackson, Mississippi when he helped another passenger who was having a medical emergency.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

The department of Health and Human services did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Adams was waiting for his Delta flight to take off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when the crew asked if there was a doctor on board.

The passenger eventually regained consciousness, but HHS staff said Adams ultimately determined it was necessary to go back to the gate and have the person evaluated at the hospital. "Delta thanks the Surgeon General for volunteering his services in assisting this customer".

The vice admiral, an anesthesiologist, was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse, ABC News reported. Dr. Adams, who started as surgeon general in September 2017, is an anesthesiologist, according to his official biography. He also went on to thank the "doctors, nurses, and techs who step up each and every day to respond to emergencies on flights". "Thank you so much for sharing this with us".

Gov. Phil Bryant said MS law enforcement officers have revived 43 people in the past nine months with naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdose.

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