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5th Edition

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

ISBN 9781444179941
Published February 23, 2016 by CRC Press
926 Pages 360 B/W Illustrations

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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

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

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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