Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stick

Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stick

by John A. Caldwell, J. Lynn Caldwell, J. Lynn Caldwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754633004

ISBN-13: 9780754633006

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754633006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Studies in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: 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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