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5th Edition

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

ISBN 9780429192807
Published January 20, 2016 by CRC Press
926 Pages

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Book Description

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-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on space physiology and medicine, passenger safety, rotary wing operation by land and sea, and UAVs. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications.

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine remains an essential companion for all civil and military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.

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.

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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


Praise for Previous Editions:

"This book can be recommended to all students for the diploma in aviation medicine course and examination, and to physicians, psychologists and engineers involved with the practice of aviation
Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London