United States 2011

Wichita Hyatt Regency Hotel
Wichita, Kansas

Monday, October 24, 2011

13:00 - 17:00 Hypoxia Recognition & Recovery Training - Presented by Donna Murdoch & Associate Professor Glenn Harmon, ERAU

The objective of this workshop is to (1) understand what hypoxia is and how it is an insidious threat to pilots. (2) Identify the causes and symptoms of altitude hypoxia and how and where it may occur. (3) Be able to recognize your personal symptoms of hypoxia and recover from the effects of hypoxia during a training session using the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device (ROBD2). The two-part workshop will give attendees a classroom presentation covering the causes of hypoxia, identification of signs and symptoms, and recovery and prevention methods. During the second part each attendee will experience high altitude physiology (hypoxia) effects using a reduced oxygen breathing device. Each person will be provided exposure to a 25,000 ft. simulated environment (at sea level) while performing cognitive and motor functions or flight profiles at computer consoles. Each individual experiences their own symptoms of hypoxia, and learns how to recognize degradation in their performance in time to correct with 100% oxygen and prevent incapacitation.