A junior doctor fresh out of medical school saved a patient on a transatlantic flight when he went into a terrifying seizure.
The British passenger had passed out on the flight from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 18th July when aircrew asked if there was a doctor on board.
Luana Moury – who had graduated just a month earlier – sprung into action and rushed to the patient.
Luana – who shares medical tips on TikTok with her 81,000 followers – instantly diagnosed a tonic seizure, a sudden stiffness in the muscles of the arms, legs or torso.
He had also vomited, so the young medic placed him on his side to avoid him choking.
She later revealed: “The patient returned to consciousness, was fine, thanked me a lot and also the entire team of flight attendants.”
She returned to check up on him 30 minutes and an hour later to make sure he was still okay.
The young woman told cabin crew no emergency landing was needed and that the plane could carry on to its final destination.
Luana told her TikTok followers: “In the end, those around applauded.”
She revealed she was able to talk with the patient because she speaks English.
She told her followers: “I stress the importance of English for doctors.”
Luana ended by saying: “I’m very happy I was able to help. He was very grateful when he regained consciousness. And to see him better was very gratifying.”