In-Flight Medical Emergencies
A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response
Introduction.- Pathophysiology of Flight.- Medicolegal Issues Arising from Inflight Medical Emergencies in Commercial Travel.- International Flight Considerations.- In-Flight Evaluation and Management of Cardiac Illness.- Respiratory Emergencies.- Neurological Illness.- Psychiatric Emergencies.- Pediatric Considerations.- Obstetrics and Gynecology Considerations.- Infectious Disease.- Other Presentations.- Preflight Medical Clearance.- Preflight Therapies to Minimize Medical Risk Associated with Commercial Air Travel.- Ground Based Medical Support.- Use of Commercial Aircraft for Emergency Patient Transport.- Responding As a Non-Physician Healthcare Provider.
“It is written primarily for physicians, in any specialty and nurses, but it does include a chapter for other healthcare providers who travel by air. … This is a concise, comprehensive overview for in-flight medical emergencies. It covers systems-based complaints, but also addresses legal issues and other considerations including pre-flight clearance and interactions with ground-based medical services. The book is substantial, even including basic science pathophysiology related to airplane travel.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2018)