Ever wanted to know how the body responds when exposed to 8 times the force of gravity? Or how you would treat the damage done by an explosive cabin decompression at 40,000 feet? What about determining which medicines and what supplies airlines should carry, or if that airline pilot you just diagnosed with CHF is still qualified to fly? In this field, not even the sky is the limit. Aerospace practitioners support operations everywhere from the deep sea to other planets. In those environments, anything can happen and you have only what you take with you to handle it. What field is better equipped to handle such situations than ours? Let’s bring our knowledge to bear on the cutting edge of human exploration.
ACEP’s Aerospace Medicine Section provides a forum for discussing research and practice opportunities in space and aviation related fields for emergency medicine practitioners. Join our section and explore with us.