Accession Number : ADA395680
Title : Operational Medical Issues in Hypo-and Hyperbaric Conditions (les Questions medicales a caractere oprationel liees aux conditions hypobares ou hyperbares)
Descriptive Note : Proceedings 62 rept.
Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : Jun 2001
Pagination or Media Count : 382
Abstract : On 16-19 October 2000, NATO, Partnership for Peace (PfP) and Non-NATO nationals from 24 countries met in Toronto, Canada to attend a symposium on Operational Medical Issues in Hypo- and Hyperbaric Conditions relevant to the alliance, arranged by NATO/RTO/HFM. Exposures to the said conditions are experienced regularly in military operations, but this was the first time operational medical issues affecting air, sea and land forces were addressed in a NATO forum. Canada was chosen as venue site due to Canadian research establishments expertise in special environmental issues. Themes addressed were decompression illness, breathing gas composition, hypoxia, hyperbaric oxygen treatment of combat injuries, selection, training and adaptation of personnel for special operations, Eustachian tube function, barotrauma, alternobaric vertigo, positive pressure breathing and long term health damage in divers. Relevant technical issues were also discussed.
Descriptors : *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *PRESSURE BREATHING , *HYPERBARIC CONDITIONS , NATO , SYMPOSIA , CANADA , NITROGEN , OXYGEN , MILITARY MEDICINE , HIGH ALTITUDE , HYPOXIA , G SUITS , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , PERSONNEL SELECTION , RESPIRATION , DIVERS , AEROSPACE MEDICINE , DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS , BREATHING GASES , PRESSURE SUITS , CARTILAGE , DECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS , HYPOBARIC CHAMBERS , MIDDLE EAR , VERTIGO
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE