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Medical Considerations for Airline Travel

Medical Considerations for Airline Travel

Provided by the Aerospace Medical Association Air Transport Medicine Committee and edited by:

  • Paulo Alves, MD
  • Nigel Dowdall, MBChB
  • Anthony Evans, MBChB
  • John D. Hastings, MD
  • Martin Hudson, MBBS
  • Frank Pettyjohn, MD
  • Claude Thibeault, MD
 

Table of Contents

Foreward - Introduction

Stresses of Flight

Airline Special Services

In-Flight Medical Care

Reported In-Flight Illness and Death

Medical Considerations Before International Travel (Freedman et al, N Engl J Med 2016; 375:247-260)

Jet Lag

Radiation

Fitness to Fly and Medical Clearances