Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stickby John A. Caldwell, J. Lynn Caldwell, J. Lynn Caldwell
Pub. Date: 10/01/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This overview of fatigue includes fatigue definitions, the measurement / assessment of fatigue, and the performance, mood, and safety problems associated with fatigue in the operational setting. The physiological bases of fatigue are discussed, so the reader understands that fatigue is a physiological phenomenon that is not "just a state of mind". Scientifically-valid countermeasures are discussed and data from a variety of sources are included to provide readers with a "toolbox" from which they can choose solutions to fatigue-related problems. The book is of interest to aviation crews in both civilian and military sectors, managers as well as aviators, flight deck as well as maintenance crews. It aims to be 'user-friendly', although scientific information is included to help the reader understand why certain behaviours occur.
- Taylor & Francis
- Publication date:
- Studies in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Table of ContentsContents: The Problem of Fatigue: Introduction; An overview of fatigue. Causes of Fatigue: The nature of fatigue; The processes underlying sleepiness (fatigue) and alertness; Circadian rhythms; Sleep facts; Sleep disorders; Other factors associated with sleep difficulties. Countermeasures for Fatigue: The need for fatigue countermeasures; Sleep optimization: the first-line fatigue countermeasure; Anti-fatigue strategies for shift lag and jet lag; Anti-fatigue strategies for situations involving sleep restriction; Issues to consider when launching a program of fatigue management; References and suggested readings; Index; About the authors.
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