Medical Emergencies Happen
Medical emergencies can occur at any time, even in mid-flight! Fortunately, flight attendants and the rest of the crew are trained accordingly to deal with a range of situations they may encounter.
Flight attendants are trained to act as first responders to medical emergencies during the flight. This includes things like RPC and the Heimlich manoeuvre. All aircraft are also equipped with defibrillators and first aid kits if a passenger needs medical attention during a flight. If the situation is more serious, flight attendants can ask if there is a doctor on board. A pilot may also choose to hijack and land the plane, which usually takes only about 15 minutes, unless it is an overseas flight.