Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

Author: David Gradwell,David Rainford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444179950

Category: Medical

Page: 926

View: 4772

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

Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support

A practitioner's guide

Author: Robert Bor,Carina Eriksen,Margaret Oakes,Peter Scragg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315401924

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

View: 5206

The presentation of mental illness at work has different implications and consequences depending on the specific nature of the job, work context, regulatory framework and risks for the employee, organisation and society. Naturally there are certain occupational groups where human factors and/or mental illness could impair safety and mental acuity, and with potentially devastating consequences. For pilots, the medical criteria for crew licensing are stipulated by regulatory aviation authorities worldwide, and these include specific mental illness exclusions. The challenge of assessment for mental health problems is, however, complex and the responsibility for psychological screening and testing falls to a range of different specialists and groups including AMEs (authorised aviation medical examiners), GPs and physicians, airline human resources departments, psychologists, human factor specialists and pilots themselves. Extending and developing the ideas of Aviation Mental Health (2006), which described a range of psychological issues and problems that may affect pilots and the consequences of these, this book presents an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide to modern, evidence-based practice in the field of mental health assessment, treatment and care. It features contributions from experts in the field drawn from several countries, professions and representing a range of aviation-related organisations, displaying a range of different skills and methods that can be used for the clinical assessment of pilots and in relation to specific mental-health problems and syndromes.

Ernsting's Aviation Medicine, 4E

Author: David Gradwell,David J Rainford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113364

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 1708

Ernsting's Aviation Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the stresses faced by both civil and military aircrew on a daily basis. The fourth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on aeromedical evacuation, commercial passenger fitness to fly, transport aircraft and passenger safety cosmic radiation, and naval air operations. 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. This is an essential text for all civil or 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.

Culture and Defence in Brazil

An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies

Author: Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317156137

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9843

This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This volume aims to provide a better understanding of the Brazilian nation, its security dilemmas, and how the country seeks to develop its defence training process and improve its professional military education. Organised into two parts, the chapters offer academic dialogues on several aspects of this topic, including public politics and the law, joint operations, human factors and the government interchanges with industry. The first section analyses Brazilian defence policy and strategy, discussing different aspects of aerospace power and Brazilian security perspectives. Chapters discuss the relationship between Brazil and the United States, which blend aspects of the generation of knowledge, science, technology and innovation, and point to economic issues and the Defence Industrial Base. Specific implications of the Brazilian air space, compared with Europe and the United States, also are exposed. In addition, a vision of cyberspace implications for the national power, a present-day question for the entire planet, is also presented. Thereafter, the second section looks at specific aspects of professional military education and explains the Brazilian approach to strengthening its aerospace power. This includes military education and performance, interdisciplinary studies, working jointly, multivariate analysis and cases. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, defence studies, gender issues, crises management and decision making, Latin American politics and International Relations in general.

ASTNA Patient Transport - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: ASTNA,Renee S. Holleran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066135

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 7599

Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.

Aerospace medicine and biology

an annotated bibliography

Author: Library of Congress. Technical Information Division,Library of Congress. Science and Technology Division,Aerospace Medical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 1436

Cardiopulmonary aspects in aerospace medicine

(les aspects cardiopulmonaires en médecine aérospatiale).

Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. Aerospace Medical Panel,North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. Consultant and Exchange Programme

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 74

View: 1474

Nektar und Ambrosia

kleine Ethnologie des Essens und Trinkens

Author: Klaus E. Müller

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406510267

Category: Food habits

Page: 170

View: 3917

Dressing for Altitude

U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits-- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901102

Category: Air pilots

Page: 526

View: 1178

Breakdown in Human Adaptation to ‘Stress'

Towards a multidisciplinary approach

Author: J. Cullen,J. Siegrist,H. M. Wegmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400932839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 622

View: 8344

The widespread interest in "stressful" aspects of contemporary society which contribute to its burden of illness and diseases (e.g. gastro intestinal, cardiovascular) has led to a large number of state ments and reports which relate the manifestations to a maladaptation of the individual. Furthermore, recent research suggests that under some condi tions stress may have a more generalized effect of decreasing the body's ability to combat destructive forces and expose it to a variety of diseases. Breakdown in adaptation occurs when an individual cannot cope with demands inherent in his environment. These may be due to an excessive mental or physical load, including factors of a social or psychological nature and task performance requirements ranging from those which are monotonous, simple and repetitive to complex, fast, decision-taking ones. Experience shows however that not all people placed under the same condi tions suffer similarly, and it follows that to the social and psychological environment should be added a genetic factor influencing, through the brain, the responses of individuals. It is clear that, besides human suffering, this "breakdown in adaptation" causes massive losses of revenue to industry and national health authorities. Thus a reduction in "stress", before "breakdown" occurs, or an improvement in coping with it would be very valuable.

Space Clinical Medicine

A Prospective Look at Medical Problems from Hazards of Space Operations

Author: D.E. Busby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401034648

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 6625

Many real and potential hazards will face astronauts* during operations in space. Some of these hazards might be of little medical significance; others might produce serious medical problems. This book is an initial attempt to describe the characteristics and suggest the management of possible medical problems which might arise from hazards of space operations. Attention is not given here to the so-called 'naturally occurring' diseases. Writing is oriented to future interplanetary missions during which, due primarily to the time required to return to earth, the diagnosis and definitive or interim treatment of medical problems will have to be carried out in space. It is therefore assumed that suitable diagnostic and treatment facilities and medically trained personnel will be available on advanced spacecraft, in which large, multidisciplined crews will be living in a comfortable, 'shirt-sleeves' environment. To lay the groundwork of Space Clinical Medicine, a field in which very little has been written and essentially no experience gained to date, it was found necessary to consider clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of possible medical problems in space. Wherever necessary, various hazards of space operations are defined and analysed in order to determine their possible medical effects. The patho physiologic characteristics of medical problems are discussed, frequently in detail, to provide the rationale for their prevention and treatment.

Design und Improvisation

Produkte, Prozesse und Methoden

Author: Annika Frye

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434939

Category: Design

Page: 258

View: 3148

Designer_innen müssen improvisieren, wenn sie entwerfen. Die Entwicklung des Braun-Rasierapparates ebenso wie die Arbeiten des Designers Sebastian Herkner zeigen, dass Improvisation Modelle und Prototypen hervorbringt und Fertigungsprozesse überlistet. Doch Improvisation ist nicht nur eine Notwendigkeit - sie ist auch konzeptionell von Bedeutung. Als formgebendes Prinzip führt sie seit dem gestalterischen Postmodernismus zu eigenständigen Einzelstücken. In der Nachkriegszeit versuchte man jedoch, Design als einen Planungsprozess darzustellen. Annika Frye belegt: Für diesen rationalistischen Designbegriff, der bis heute die Diskurse über Design prägt, erweist sich ein am Prozess und seinen Improvisationen orientiertes Designkonzept als äußerst folgenreich.

Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell

Grenzgänge zwischen Theorie und Praxis

Author: Michael S. Falser,Monica Juneja

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420911

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 2064

Seit Ende des europäischen Kolonialprojekts und mit den aktuellen Auswirkungen der Globalisierung ist die eurozentrische und nationalstaatlich orientierte Konzeption von »Kulturerbe« in eine konfliktgeladene Schieflage geraten, die auch die institutionalisierte Denkmalpflege vor neue Herausforderungen stellt. Dieser Band stellt mit Fallbeispielen aus aller Welt die kulturwissenschaftliche Denkfigur der »Transkulturalität« vor, mit der sich neue Zugangsformen zu Kulturerbe ergeben: mit einer Wertschätzung grenzüberschreitender Kontaktzonen, flüchtig-bildhafter Erscheinungsformen, hybrid-ephemerer Materialität und heterogener Identitätskonstruktionen.

Von der Bergsucht und anderen Bergkrankheiten

Author: Theophrastus von Hohenheim

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642991483

Category: Medical

Page: 72

View: 2271

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.