Old Nov 6, 2010, 10:04 AM
DazedNadConfused DazedNadConfused is offline
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Default Assisted with an in-flight medical incident

While flying back to MIA from Bermuda the other day the flight crew asked for assistance from a physician for a medical incident. No one was available. I raised my hand as I have some experience with trauma/EMS (EMT-P/US Army 18D) - I checked on the passenger. No serious issue. He was slightly dizzy and disoriented. Pulse/resp were good. Was taking an unknown medication. He had recently lost a family member and had no eaten or had anything to drink. I advised OJ and something to eat - and to monitor his condition. No big deal.

Out of curiosity to anyone in the industry - why did AA request all of my contact information? (with ticketing they had it anyway) Would it be for possible litigation? I know that I am protected under the good Samaritan act.

Old Nov 6, 2010, 12:29 PM
cortney cortney is offline
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basically just as a witness and as you stated. that way if anything became more they would have your side of the story as well. with my company we are required to have not only the victims info. but as well as 3 witnessess info plus statements.
Old Nov 6, 2010, 2:26 PM
jimworcs jimworcs is offline
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It would be nice if it was also for a gesture of some kind, such as a thank you letter. I know on BA passengers who came to the aid of others often got some kind of gesture of thanks, such as a free upgrade next time they fly for example.
Old Nov 6, 2010, 7:50 PM
DazedNadConfused DazedNadConfused is offline
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Cheers to both replies. In the age of CYA I just was looking for another perspective.
Old Dec 20, 2010, 10:57 PM
DazedNadConfused DazedNadConfused is offline
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Just an update - I did receive an electronic thank you from AA and 25K miles. Like Mom always said - it was the thought that counts.

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