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Slow Onset Hypoxia Represents the Highest Risk of Fatality

The current training standards for rapid or explosive cabin depressurization have served the commercial aviation industry well. Over the last 15 years there have been numerous high altitude rapid decompression…

Posted on February 1, 2017
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Medical Advisory: What is the Zika Virus?

As the international headlines tell us, mosquito-borne diseases are having a global impact. Annually, 700 million people become ill with diseases spread by mosquitoes. Over 627,000 deaths were caused by…

Posted on July 7, 2016
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Medical Advisory: Just How Important Are Travel Immunizations?

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

Posted on May 29, 2015
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Are You Prepared to Manage a Communicable Disease within Your Flight Operation?

With Ebola and other communicable diseases in the current international headlines, it’s a good time for everyone to review the standard operating procedures their travelers should be practicing every day….

Posted on November 6, 2014
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Preventing Flight Crew Back Injuries

Lifting, bending, pushing and pulling – it’s all part of the job for most crew members. Unfortunately, such repetitive movements often translate to back injury, one of the most incapacitating…

Posted on December 10, 2013
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Medical Advisory: Travel Safe, Travel Smart

It turns out that your mother was right. The things she always told you—wash your hands, be prepared, get plenty of rest, don’t drink too much, talk to someone if…

Posted on May 15, 2013
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Medical Advisory: Preventing Influenza During Travel

Like it or not, many passengers traveling on your aircraft will bring more than their hand luggage on board with them. Many will bring along the influenza virus and spread…

Posted on December 11, 2012
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‘Plan-Test-Respond’ Travel Safety Programs Are for Real-Life Events

Understanding the who, what, where, when and why of the resources you have at your fingertips during a medical or security emergency is paramount to any flight operation’s Travel Safety…

Posted on June 1, 2012