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Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

5th Edition

Edited by David Gradwell, David Rainford

CRC Press

926 pages

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Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the medical challenges and stresses that are faced by both civil and military aircrew, and their passengers, on a daily basis. The fifth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinar

Table of Contents

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY AND AIRCREW SYSTEMS. The Earth's Atmosphere, Cardiovascular Physiology. Respiratory Physiology. Hypoxia and Hyperventilation. Prevention of Hypoxia. The Pressure Cabin and Life Support Equipment. Effects of and Protection Against Long Duration Acceleration. Short Duration Acceleration. Head Injury and Protection. Restraint Systems and Escape From Aircraft. Human Physiology in the Thermal Environment. Thermal Protection and Survival. Vibration. Anthropometry and Aircrew Equipment. Physiology of Sleep and Wakefulness. Optics and Vision. Spatial Orientation and Disorientation in Flight. PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE. Space Physiology and Medicine. CLINICAL AVIATION MEDICINE. International Regulation of Medicine Standards. Aeromedical Risk - A Numerical Approach. Cardiovascular Disease. Hypertension. Respiratory Disease. Aviation Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders. Renal Disease. Haematology. Malignant Disease. Neurological Disease. Ophthalmology. Otorhinolaryngology. Acute Psychiatry. Orthopaedics. Clinical Management of Decompression Illness. Medication and Aircrew. Aviator Fatigue and Fatigue Counter-Measures. Infectious Disease and Air Travel. HIV, AIDS and Related Issues. Cabin Crew Health. Commercial Passenger Fitness To Fly. Military Aeromedical Evacuation. Critical Care in the Air. Civilian Aeromedical Retrieval. OPERATIONAL AVIAITION MEDICINE. Selection and Training. Crew Resource Management. Air Traffic Control. Errors and Accidents. The Flight Deck and Cockpit. In-Flight Communications. Aircrew and Cosmic Radiation. Motion Sickness. Passenger Safety in Civil Aviation. Rotary Wing Operation by Land and Sea. Uninhabited Air Vehicles. Aircraft Hygiene. Aviation Pathology and Accident Investigation.

About the Editors

Edited by

Professor David P. Gradwell, professor of aerospace medicine, King's College London; honorary consultant in aviation medicine, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partners; and civilian consultant advisor in aviation medicine (Royal Air Force), UK

Air Commodore David J. Rainford, retired consultant physician and consultant adviser in renal disease (Royal Air Force); previously, defence postgraduate medical dean, consultant physician to the UK Civil Aviation Authority and senior consultant adviser in medicine to the Royal Air Force of Oman

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety