5th Edition

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

Edited By David Gradwell, David Rainford Copyright 2016
    934 Pages 360 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    The Earth’s Atmosphere
    David Gradwell

    Cardiovascular Physiology
    Jane Ward

    Respiratory Physiology
    Jane Ward

    Hypoxia and Hyperventilation
    David Gradwell

    Prevention of Hypoxia
    David Gradwell

    The Pressure Cabin and Life Support Equipment
    David Gradwell

    Effects of and Protection Against Long Duration Acceleration
    Nicholas Green

    Short Duration Acceleration
    Mathew Lewis

    Head Injury and Protection
    Mathew Lewis

    Restraint Systems and Escape From Aircraft
    Mathew Lewis

    Human Physiology in the Thermal Environment
    Michael Tipton and Graeme Maidment

    Thermal Protection and Survival
    Graeme Maidment and Michael Tipton

    J.R. Rollin Stott

    Anthropometry and Aircrew Equipment
    Mathew Lewis and Michael Trudgill

    Physiology of Sleep and Wakefulness
    Lyn Caldwell

    Optics and Vision
    Robert Scott and Paul Wright

    Spatial Orientation and Disorientation in Flight
    J.R. Rollin Stott and A.J. Benson

    Space Physiology and Medicine
    Michael Barratt

    International Regulation of Medicine Standards
    Anthony Evans, Sally Evans, and Gwynn Harper

    Aeromedical Risk - A Numerical Approach
    Anthony Evans

    Cardiovascular Disease
    Michael Joy and Gordon Williams

    Edward Nicol

    Respiratory Disease
    Gary Davies

    Aviation Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Gareth Corbett

    Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
    Raymond Johnston

    Renal Disease
    Andrew Timperley

    Paul Giangrande

    Malignant Disease
    Tania Jagathesan

    Neurological Disease
    Ralph Gregory and Damian Jenkins

    Robert Scott and Paul Wright

    Saliya Caldera

    Aviation Psychiatry
    Geoff Reid

    Ian Sargeant and John Kendrew

    Clinical Management of Decompression Illness
    Jane Risdall

    Medication and Aircrew
    Andrew Timperley

    Aviator Fatigue and Fatigue Counter-Measures
    John Caldwell

    Infectious Disease and Air Travel
    Andrew Green, David Hagen, and David Mulvaney

    HIV, AIDS and Related Issues
    Ewan Hutchison

    Cabin Crew Health
    Nigel Dowdall

    Commercial Passenger Fitness To Fly
    Mike Bagshaw

    Military Aeromedical Evacuation
    Ian Mollan

    Critical Care in the Air
    Neil Mcguire

    Civilian Aeromedical Retrieval
    Geoff Tothill

    Selection and Training
    Robert Bor, Carina Eriksen, and Margaret Oakes

    Crew Resource Management
    Stephen Jarvis

    Air Traffic Control
    John Roberts

    Errors and Accidents
    Sarah Harris

    The Flight Deck and Cockpit
    Mike Bagshaw

    In-Flight Communications
    Matt Peacock

    Aircrew and Cosmic Radiation
    Robert Hunter and Rick Tanner

    Motion Sickness
    J.R. Rollin Stott And Alan Benson

    Passenger Safety in Civil Aviation
    Nigel Dowdall

    Rotary Wing Operation by Land and Sea
    Mark Adams

    Uninhabited Air Vehicles
    Dale Daborn

    Aircraft Hygiene
    Mike Kelly

    Aviation Pathology and Accident Investigation
    Mathew Lewis and Graeme Maidment


    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