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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zdv.artcc|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdv.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
flight attendant aircraft qualified on : 6
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 8|
flight attendant time total : 12
flight attendant time type : 75
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||cabin event : passenger illness|
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Passenger Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Passenger Human Performance|
I was called to the galley in coach to look at a passenger who was 'feeling funny.' he was sitting on the flight attendant jump seat. He was bent over with his head down, sweating profusely -- head and neck. Arms were dry and not clammy feeling. I asked him questions regarding how he felt. He said that he just felt 'bad.' his stomach was a little queasy. No chest pain or tightness. No shortness of breath. I am an rn and had difficulty finding a good pulse. He said he was not a diabetic and had no history of heart disease. We spread blankets on the floor, made him lay down and elevated his legs. We paged for physician and 2 medical doctors came to galley. They questioned passenger, gave him a baby aspirin, used the cuff and stethoscope from the medical kit. We then put him in row of seats with legs elevated. He slept until landing. Emt arrived and tended to passenger.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT ATTENDANT RPT, B767, LAX-IAD, ILL PAX ATTENDED BY PAX MD, PARAMEDICS MET FLT.
Narrative: I WAS CALLED TO THE GALLEY IN COACH TO LOOK AT A PAX WHO WAS 'FEELING FUNNY.' HE WAS SITTING ON THE FLT ATTENDANT JUMP SEAT. HE WAS BENT OVER WITH HIS HEAD DOWN, SWEATING PROFUSELY -- HEAD AND NECK. ARMS WERE DRY AND NOT CLAMMY FEELING. I ASKED HIM QUESTIONS REGARDING HOW HE FELT. HE SAID THAT HE JUST FELT 'BAD.' HIS STOMACH WAS A LITTLE QUEASY. NO CHEST PAIN OR TIGHTNESS. NO SHORTNESS OF BREATH. I AM AN RN AND HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING A GOOD PULSE. HE SAID HE WAS NOT A DIABETIC AND HAD NO HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE. WE SPREAD BLANKETS ON THE FLOOR, MADE HIM LAY DOWN AND ELEVATED HIS LEGS. WE PAGED FOR PHYSICIAN AND 2 MEDICAL DOCTORS CAME TO GALLEY. THEY QUESTIONED PAX, GAVE HIM A BABY ASPIRIN, USED THE CUFF AND STETHOSCOPE FROM THE MEDICAL KIT. WE THEN PUT HIM IN ROW OF SEATS WITH LEGS ELEVATED. HE SLEPT UNTIL LNDG. EMT ARRIVED AND TENDED TO PAX.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.