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High-Altitude Physiology and Effects

High-Altitude Physiology and Effects
high-altitude physiology

Topic Description

This topic reviews the associated risks and effects of high-altitude flight operations. It covers subjects like respiration and hypoxia. Rapid decompression is discussed, as well as the physiological effects that occur at high altitudes without supplemental oxygen. This topic also highlights the importance of supplemental oxygen requirements and informing passengers of the location of oxygen supply equipment.  

1 lesson

Topic Outline

  • Respiration
  • Hypoxia and its effects
  • Time of consciousness at altitude without supplemental oxygen
  • The effects of trapped or dissolved gas
  • Causes and effects of rapid decompression
  • Procedures in the event of rapid decompression
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