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Overview

This readable,updated textbook by a flight surgeon comprehensively covers the factors that affect "medical airworthiness. " Includes practical chapters on dealing with in-flight medical emergencies and on maintaining flight fitness with diet and exercise.

How your mind and body can be impaired in flight to undermine safety—now updated with the latest research and case studies An understanding of flight physiology is crucial to aviation safety. Although strides have been made in understanding the human factor,70% of flight accidents remain linked to pilot error. Now updated and expanded,this definitive text on the mind and body in the flying environment will benefit everyone who flies,particulary civilian pilots. You'll get eye-opening,potentially accident-preventing information on how to anticipate and compensate for the physiological effects unique to flying that can erode performance. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest research and data,this essential text includes new chapters on the effects of automation on crew resource management (CRM),emphasizing the crucial importance of situational awareness. Other topics include: Fatigue; Dehydration; Extreme temperatures; Vibration and hearing; Spatial disorientation; Hypoxia; Stress; Vertigo and motion sickness; Visual illusions and misperceptions; Tolerance to G forces; Jet lag; Health maintenance. . . the effects of over-the-counter medications,caffeine,alcohol and drugs,and more.

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A textbook for a college or flight-training course. Explains to future pilots the aspect of their physiology that can be affected by flight, and how to recognize, compensate for, and prevent problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830638901
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
  • Publication date: 7/15/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248

Meet the Author

Richard Reinhart, M.D. is the president of Human

Factors Resources, a company that provides educational resources and

training for FAA medical certification and medical management in the

aviation community.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Human Factors Defined.
Basic Human Anatomy.
The Atmosphere.
Situation Awareness.
Altitude Physiology.
Hearing and Vibration.
Vision.
Orientation.
Self-Imposed Medical Stress.
Environmental Stresses.
Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue.
Acceleration.
Crew Resource Management (CRM).
Human Factors of Automation.
Inflight Medical Emergencies.
Health Maintenance Program.
Medical Standards, Regulations, and Certification.
Recommended Reading.
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