Medical Aspects and First Aid training (CC) (generic)
Cabin crew should have an understanding of relevant human anatomy and physiology, and first-aid training should include the management of commonly occurring medical conditions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Cabin crew should be able to recognize a medical emergency and to provide basic care until trained medical help is available, from on-board health professionals, from ground based support teams (remote assistance) or from care providers after landing. Cabin crew should be competent in the content and appropriate use of any first aid kits and other equipment.
The cabin crew will be able to:
• List medical aspects in aviation and describe provision of first aid in general;
• List contents of first aid kits, emergency medical kits and operate emergency medical equipment and supplies;
• Administer first aid associated with survival training and appropriate hygiene;
• Arrange and provide appropriate management of illnesses and injuries;
• Recognize the physiological effects of flying and particular emphasis on hypoxia, oxygen requirements, Eustachian tubal function and barotraumas.
Medical Aspects and First Aid training consists of practical and theoretical 16 hours (2 days) training.
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- Altitude physiology, general introduction to aero-medical aspects and survival
- Medical emergencies in aviation
- Basic first aid and survival training
- Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and recovery position
- The use of appropriate airplane equipment including first-aid kits, emergency medical kits and emergency medical equipment
- Travel health and hygiene
- Fatigue risk management