|Emergency medicine for commercials Spaceflight
|Wenbin Zhang, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2016
|1 electronic resource (v, 42 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
Based on former studies, this paper analyzes the medical emergency that may be experienced in a suborbital spaceflight environment. Neuro-vestibular system, cardio-vascular system, respiratory system and open wounds are the four categories that are considered to be the main cause of medical emergencies. A risk matrix is applied for the risk assessment of these factors. To address these issues, few simple and effective approaches are presented and some recommendations for crew training are proposed. In the same vein, some useful equipment and emergency medicines used to relieve symptoms are mentioned in this paper. A classification method for
participants screening based on their health status is proposed as well as an allocation of crew based on the classification method. Finally, some legal and ethical questions about suborbital spaceflight are put forward followed by some recommendations.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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