HEROES: Two LSU students provide medical assistance on long flight

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“Good way to the Tigres de Geaux! You make us proud !!!”

LSU Health Sciences Center

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (BRPROUD) – Two women stepped up their action on a recent flight to Greece.

Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris both attend LSU Health New Orleans and are already showing their prowess as future doctors.

During the flight to Greece, an appeal was made regarding a medical emergency on board.

No healthcare professional responded, so Heather and Lauren took action.

After identifying themselves as medical students, the two women went to care for a woman who “had become dizzy and fell due to hypoglycemia and overheating,” according to the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Heather and Lauren began caring for the woman by calming and cooling her while she was on the phone with a doctor.

Juice and food were provided as the two medical students monitored the woman’s pulse, blood pressure and blood sugar.

In the end, the woman felt better in large part thanks to the work done by Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris.


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