Aviation Physiology HELICOPTERS. Terminal Objectives. Be familiar with the avoidance, recognition, and treatment of hypoxia/hyperventilation, aviation related trapped gas hazards, and decompression sickness. Enabling Objectives. 1.1 Define hypoxia/hyperventilation.
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1.1 Define hypoxia/hyperventilation.
1.2 Recall four subjective/objective symptoms of hypoxia.
1.3 State the emergency procedures for a suspected case of hypoxia.
1.4 State the NATOPS oxygen usage rules.
1.5 State three symptoms of hyperventilation.
1.6 State the emergency procedures for a suspected case of hyperventilation.
1.7 Recall the causes, symptoms, and treatment of an inflight ear block, inflight sinus block, barodontalgia, and trapped intestinal gas.
1.8 Recall methods for avoiding an inflight ear block, inflight sinus block, inflight tooth pain, and trapped gas.
1.9 Define decompression sickness ( DCS)
1.10 State the situations where DCS is likely to occur.
1.11 Distinguish between Type I and Type II DCS.
1.12 State the symptoms for Type I and Type II DCS.
1.13 State the NATOPS rules regarding scuba
diving and flying.
1.14 State the emergency treatment for suspected
Pooling increases, vision begins to fade(gray-out).
Blackout occurs due to a lack of blood to the brain.
During prolonged mission flights blood may begin to pool in the extremities
Ventilation caused by:
Diffusion caused by:
Type I (Non-Serious)
Type II (Serious)
Multiple SymptomsDECOMPRESSION SICKNESS