AeromedicalFactors

AeromedicalFactors

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Unformatted text preview: uch as, environmental stressors (temperature), daily stressors (lost keys), job stressors (demanding work schedules), and life changes (divorce). Two types of Stress: Acute and Chronic Stress continued… Stress continued… Acute Stress: The most common form of stress that comes from demands and pressures from the past and near future. Symptoms: Emotional distress (anger), Muscular problems (headaches), and elevation in blood pressure. Chronic Stress: When a person never sees a way out of a miserable situation. Symptoms include but are not limited to: Mood swings, depression, suicidal thoughts, and chronic fatigue. Acute stress is manageable, but chronic stress may need to be medically treated (stress management) Altitude/Gases Altitude/Gases Ozone sickness: an illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high­altitude aircrafts (30,000 ft. or more). Symptoms: sleepiness, headache, chest pains and itchiness Carbon Monoxide: It is a product of fuel combustion, can be found in the exhaust of airplane engines. Hypoxia Hypoxia Hypoxia refers to an inadequate oxygen supply to the cells and tissues of the body. 4 Types of Hypoxia: Hypoxic, Hypemic, Stagnant, and Histotoxic Hypoxic Hypoxia: The most common, caused by decreased oxygen...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2014 for the course AVI 350 taught by Professor O.gooden during the Spring '12 term at Elizabeth City.

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