Medical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet: An Air Force One Doc's Views
November 3, 2014•13 min
Hosted by: Andrew Krakowski
Guest: Connie Mariano
You're a healthcare professional and you've just answered the call to help a sick airline passenger while cruising at 30,000 feet. No resources; no support staff; no emergency landing for another 1/2 hour. No problem! Tune in to hear how Dr. Connie Mariano, past Physician-to-the-President, ensured that Air Force One was up to speed regarding its on-board medical capabilities. Learn how the President gets vaccinated for all those trips abroad. Hear how a Constitutional Amendment allows for a temporary shift in power during medical procedures requiring sedation of the President. And learn what it takes to become a member of the White House Medical Unit!