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Handbook of Aviation and Space Medicine


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1. Fixed wing aircraft. 2. Rotary wing operations. 3. Maritime aviation. 4. Parachuting. 5. Remotely piloted aircraft systems. 6. Space flight. 7. Pressure change. 8. Sub-atmospheric decompression illness. 9. Acute hypoxia and hyperventilation. 10. Prevention of hypoxia. 11. The pressure cabin and oxygen systems. 12. Loss of cabin pressure and rapid decompression. 13. High-altitude protection. 14. Cosmic radiation. 15. Acceleration physiology. 16. Prevention of G-LOC. 17. Short-duration acceleration. 18. Restraint systems and escape from aircraft. 19. Human physiology and the thermal environment. 20. Aircrew equipment - General. 21. Aircrew equipment - Head injury and protection. 22. Aircrew equipment - Thermal protection and survival. 23. Noise, hearing and vibration. 24. Hearing protection and communication. 25. Vision. 26. Visual systems. 27. Spatial orientation and disorientation in flight. 28. Motion sickness. 29. Human systems integration (HSI). 30. Selection and training. 321. The flight deck and cockpit. 32. Human factors and crew resource management. 33. Fatigue and countermeasures. 34. Errors and accidents. 35. Accident investigation. 36. Assessing risk and making decisions. 37. Medication in aircrew. 38. International regulation of medical standards. 39. Aircrew medicals. 40. Anthropometry. 41. The health of the cabin crew. 42. Air traffic control. 43. Passenger fitness to fly. 44. Travel health and infectious diseases. 45. Aviation public health. 46. Planning for aeromedical evacuation. 47. Clinical considerations in prolonged aeromedical transfer. 48. Hypertension. 49. Atherosclerosis. 50. Congenital heart disease. 51. Valvular heart disease. 52. Heart muscle disease. 53. Arrhythmias and electrophysiology. 54. Cardiac investigations. 55. Respiratory disease. 56. Gastroenterology. 57. Metabolic and endocrine disorders. 58. Malignant disease. 59. Renal disease and aviation. 60. Neurological disease. 61. Ear, nose and throat. 62. Orthopaedics. 63. Haematology. 64. Aviation psychiatry.

About the Author

Wing Commander Nicholas Green is Whittingham Professor in Aviation Medicine, RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK Colonel Steven Gaydos is a US Army Senior Aviator and Master Flight Surgeon Board Certified in Aerospace, Occupational and Emergency Medicine, Director of Graduate Medical Education, US Army School of Aviation Medicine, Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA Dr Ewan Hutchison is Consultant in Aviation and Occupational Medicine and Head of Medical Assessment at the Civil Aviation Authority, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, UK Wing Commander Edward Nicol is Consultant Cardiologist, Chair of the NATO Aviation Cardiology Group and the RAF Consultant Advisor in Medicine, Aviation Medicine Clinical Service, RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK

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