Medical Support & Training


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Fruit Flies, Circadian Rhythms, and Fatigue Risk Management

October 5, 2017, Daniel Mollicone, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Recently, it was announced that this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their research on…

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Why is it ALWAYS the Pilot’s Fault?

August 7, 2017, Vanessa Christie, Vice President, Strategic Development, Prevailance Aerospace

Read any given NTSB accident investigation and you will find that the pilot is at least partially responsible for the…

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Crew Resource Management: Two Critical Mask Donning Checklist Items

July 11, 2017, Paul W. Buza D.O., F.A.C.N., Medical Director, Southern AeroMedical Institute

Following a cabin depressurization, the successful donning of a mask should be added to the emergency protocol. Incorporating these two…

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Fatigue Risk Management – Valuable for Safety, Good for Business

May 4, 2017, Daniel Mollicone, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Aviation has embraced a safety culture and a desire to mitigate risk on a continual basis. In 2016, IS-BAO added…

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Medical Advisory: Safe Sleeping, Best Seats and More Safety Tips for Air Travel with Children

May 3, 2017, Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, Global Medical Director, Aviation Heath, MedAire Worldwide

Let’s face it, traveling with children can be stressful. Whether on a commercial aircraft or a private flight, one of…

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Slow Onset Hypoxia Represents the Highest Risk of Fatality

February 1, 2017, Paul W. Buza D.O., F.A.C.N., Medical Director, Southern AeroMedical Institute

The current training standards for rapid or explosive cabin depressurization have served the commercial aviation industry well. Over the last…

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Medical Advisory: What is the Zika Virus?

July 7, 2016, Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, Global Medical Director, Aviation Heath, MedAire Worldwide

As the international headlines tell us, mosquito-borne diseases are having a global impact. Annually, 700 million people become ill with…

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Medical Advisory: Just How Important Are Travel Immunizations?

May 29, 2015, Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, Global Medical Director, Aviation Heath, MedAire Worldwide

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “progress towards the global vaccination target for 2015 is far off track “and…

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Are You Prepared to Manage a Communicable Disease within Your Flight Operation?

November 6, 2014, MedAire (used with permission), An International SOS Company, MedAire

With Ebola and other communicable diseases in the current international headlines, it’s a good time for everyone to review the…

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Preventing Flight Crew Back Injuries

December 10, 2013, Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, Global Medical Director, Aviation Heath, MedAire Worldwide

Lifting, bending, pushing and pulling – it’s all part of the job for most crew members. Unfortunately, such repetitive movements…

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