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Air travel has become a natural part of modern life. Both the environment, they take place in and the physical changes humans are exposed to must not be underestimated. Changes of pressure and volume of gases in higher altitudes induce specific physiological reactions, whereas limitations to compensate need to be acknowledged. It is the artificial(More)
The demographic trend of industrialized societies is also reflected in commercial airlines' passengers: passengers are older nowadays and long-haul flights are routine mode of transport despite considerable chronic and acute medical conditions. Moreover, duration of non-stop flight routes and the number of passengers on board increase. Thus, the probability(More)
The need for inter-hospital transports over long distances aboard air ambulances or airlines has increased in recent years, both in the civil as well as the military sector. More often severely ill intensive care patients with multiple organ failure and appropriate supportive care (e.g. mechanical ventilation, catecholamines, dialysis, cardiac assist(More)
For pilots and doctors, as well as a variety of other professions the knowledge of human performance limitations is essential, especially in critical situations. Crew resource management was developed in the 1980s in the aviation industry in order to ensure systematic training and support in such instances. Just recently, the value is recognized not only in(More)
BACKGROUND One in every 10 000 to 40 000 passengers on commercial aircraft will have a medical incident while on board. Many physicians are unaware of the special features of the cabin atmosphere, the medical equipment available on airplanes, and the resulting opportunities for medical intervention. METHODS A selective literature search was performed and(More)
Sicherheit hat für die kommerzielle Luftfahrt einen außerordentlichen Wert. Entsprechend aufwendig ist die Ausgestaltung der Sicherungssysteme. Als Mensch-Maschinen-Schnittstelle kommt den Flugzeugführern eine besondere Verantwortung bei der Steuerung und Überwachung der Flugzeugsysteme zu. Um diesen Anforderungen dauerhaft gewachsen zu sein, durchlaufen(More)
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