CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their "Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel."
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IATA Ebola Guidance for Airlines
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has publishes guidelines for "Air Transport and Communicable Disease." These guidelines now include information specific to the Ebola virus.
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CDC Video: Ebola-What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know
The CDC posted a 15-minute webinar on You Tube titled "Ebola: What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know" that provides important information for Airline Crew and Staff.
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Aerospace Medicine in Military Aviation
Military aviation operations present numerous unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance issues. Sustained acceleration, fatigue, orientation problems, and attention management issues are just a few.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
Aerospace Medicine in General Aviation
General aviation aircraft present unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems. Human Performance factors continue to be leading causes of General Aviation mishaps.
Human participation in space operations presents some of the most interesting and challenging Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems. Microgravity, bone density and muscle atrophy issues, radiation exposure, and thermal stressors are just some of the space medicine problems.
The ability for humans to perform under extreme environmental conditions poses challenging problems for Aerospace Medicine professionals. Altitude, thermal issues, fatigue, acceleration, and numerous other environmental stressors must be appropriately managed to ensure optimized human performance. Managing the mission environment through technology requires a process of human-centered design and acquisition known as Human Systems Integration.
The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine.
AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, physician assistants, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities.
Approximately 30% of the membership originate from outside the United States.
Through the efforts of the AsMA members, safety in flight and man's overall adaptation to adverse environments have been more nearly achieved.
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The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2015)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM
60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015
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October 24, 2014
AOPA Working to End Border Crossing Frustrations
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is bringing together U.S. and Canadian officials in an effort to make crossing the border a simpler, less cumbersome, and more manageable experienc...
October 24, 2014
United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jets
United Airlines recently announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with wi-fi and personal device entertainment, with the first wi-fi-enabled flights expected l...
October 24, 2014
November Corporate News Bites
Below are shorter articles about some of our Corporate & Sustaining Members. Corporate Members can contribute news to the
October 23, 2014
David Clark's Wireless System Saving Lives
David Clark Company's Wireless Communication System is currently being used by Marco Island Fire Rescue in Florida and has helped improve situational awareness and incident preparedness.
October 23, 2014
Gentex Launches Helmet Upgrade Kit
Gentex Corporation, a leading provider of personal protection and situational awareness solutions for global defense and security forces, launched the Ops-Core™ Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) U...
Benefits of Membership
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Annual Scientific Meeting
Monthly Professional Journal
Continuing Professional Education
AsMA members, Dr. Brent Blue and Jeff Sventek (AsMA Executive Director), were recently cited in an online article titled "
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The Aerospace Medical Association offers free information publications for passengers preparing for commercial airline travel. We also offer more detailed medical guidelines for physicians that can be used to advise patients with preexisting illness planning to travel by air.
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Question of the Day
In patients with chronic obstructive airway disease:
a. the safety of air transportation is improved if supplementary oxygen is available.
b. respiratory status may decline if 100% oxygen is given.
c. pulmonary function tests provide a useful indication of likely inflight problems
d. flight is contraindicated if there is dyspnea at rest.
e. all of the above are correct.
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