Medicine

February 6, 2008 - 8:26am

Medical training and medical kit provider MedAire has named Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) a preferred provider for remote vital-sign monitors used on board aircraft. The monitors allow on-board personnel to download pulse rates, blood pressure, video images and EKG results directly to physicians at MedAire’s MedLink global response center in Phoenix.

February 5, 2008 - 4:45am

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) aviation unit this spring reached a milestone of successfully flying 25,000 accident-free medevac flights since the program began in 1969. The current NJSP fleet includes four Sikorsky S-76B aeromedical critical-care configured helicopters, which in 2002 transported 1,400 patients, conducted 70 search-and-rescue flights and performed 60 first-responder educational demonstration sessions.

February 5, 2008 - 4:45am

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) aviation unit this spring reached a milestone of successfully flying 25,000 accident-free medevac flights since the program began in 1969. The current NJSP fleet includes four Sikorsky S-76B aeromedical critical-care configured helicopters, which in 2002 transported 1,400 patients, conducted 70 search-and-rescue flights and performed 60 first-responder educational demonstration sessions.

December 19, 2007 - 6:38am

Pilots considering vision-correction surgery take note: a recent study by the U.S. Navy shows that custom (also known as wavefront-guided) Lasik is better than traditional Lasik eye surgery.

October 16, 2007 - 7:22am

Guidelines for flight crewmembers regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have been published by the Centers for Disease Control. Crewmembers who are concerned that a passenger traveling from a SARS-infected area may be seriously

October 9, 2007 - 1:00pm

In the last 10 years, the odds of facing an in-flight medical emergency haven’t changed much, but thanks to the development of aviation telemedicine, the odds of surviving such an event have gone up considerably.

October 9, 2007 - 12:47pm

Doctors and pilots. Hard to find a group more at odds. Doctors, in the person of aviation medical examiners (AMEs), put aviators holding Class I medical certificates through thorough examinations every six months. Aviators view these exams as one of the stiff prices they pay for the privilege of flying for pay.

October 9, 2007 - 9:30am

RAYTHEON BEECH KING AIR B200, WERNADINGA STATION, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, SEPT. 4, 2000–Investigators were unable to find the cause of the pilot’s apparent hypoxia incapacitation.

October 8, 2007 - 10:56am

On the day of AIN’s visit to Survival Systems, a group of paramedics was finishing up a two-day course on the use of emergency breathing systems–small air tanks that hold up to 30 breaths of air. Such systems are available from any dive shop for about $350.

October 4, 2007 - 7:15am

Lantal Textiles of Langenthal, Switzerland, and Recaro Aircraft Seating of Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, have combined their respective expertise to create what Lantal describes as “an adaptable pneumatic seat cushion, passively or actively enhancing passenger comfort.” The new technology is based on the integration of the different properties of foam, support tissue and massage cushion in “one single intelligent material.” The result is a lighte

 
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