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Screening for Sleep Apnea in Obese Pilots

Jueves, 7 de marzo de 2019 Google Scholar Sin comentarios

It has long been appreciated that sleep apnea results in poor quality sleep, and that poor quality sleep is associated with daytime fatigue and decrements in performance. However, the relationship between sleep apnea and poor performance, including risk for accidents is not as well understood.

The purpose of this article is to review the basic epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of sleep apnea, including major risk factors for apnea, such as body mass index (BMI), and to look at what is known about the impact of sleep apnea on performance in transportation related occupations.

Sleep Apnea in Obese Pilots

Ruskin KJ, Caldwell JA, Caldwell JL, Boudreau EA. Screening for sleep apnea in morbidly obese pilots. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015; 86(9): 835 鈥 841

Problemas de Sue帽o en 脪rbita de los astronautas / On Orbit Sleep Problems of Astronauts

Mi茅rcoles, 6 de febrero de 2019 Google Scholar Sin comentarios

Hoy os traemos un interesante resumen sobre los problemas que los astronautas tienen en relaci贸n con los vuelos orbitales. En 2015 la NASA public贸 que la media de horas de sue帽o de los astronautas era de unas 6h/d铆a, por debajo de lo recomendable y adem谩s con una calidad inferior al descanso terrestre. Las causas que se invocan聽 son muchas y variadas: temperaturas poco confortables y ruido ambiental , aislamiento y confinamiento en聽 espacios reducidos, incomodidad de los sacos de dormir, falta de se帽ales propioceptivas familiares, falta de se帽ales circadianas (alteraciones en los “time givers”). Y sus efectos muy conocidos tanto a nivel fisiol贸gico como psicol贸gico, u operacional. Por recordar, un solo detalle, el 70% de los astronautas usan medicaci贸n para mitigar estas alteraciones. Otras medidas para intentar聽aliviar estos problemas聽 son mejorar la calidad medioambiental de la cabina, y designar razonables ciclos de trabajo/descanso, as铆 como聽 apoyo psicol贸gico y soporte social, en astronautas entrenados y formados para enfrentarse a ambientes extremos.

Muy recomendable leer completo el art铆culo:

On-orbit sleep problems of astronauts and countermeasures (Military Medical Research 2018 ;5:17)

B Wu, Y Wang, X Wu,et al

  • State Key Laboratory of Space Medicine Fundamentals and Application, China Astronaut Research and Training Center, No. 26 Beiqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100094, People鈥檚 Republic of China

Research report into Australian commercial pilots鈥 experiences with fatigue

Mi茅rcoles, 23 de enero de 2019 Twitter Sin comentarios

The research report, Fatigue experience and culture in Australian commercial air transport pilots , highlights the majority of pilot surveyed reported they were well rested at the end of their last duty. Over half of the pilots reported having seven hours of sleep or more in the previous 24 hours, and over 60 per cent reported having more than 14 hours in the previous 48 hours at the end of their past . The report shows that 10 per cent of pilots reported obtaining less than five hours of sleep in the previous 24 hours, and 17 per cent reported they had less 12 hours in the previous 48 hours of their last fight.

In Australia, high capacity regular public transport operators are required to transition to the new fatigue rules by聽30 September 2019. All other operators will need to adopt the new fatigue requirements by 26 March 2020.

Fatigue Experience and Culture in Australian Commercial Air Transport Pilots 2019 / (63 pag.)

Air traffic controllers aren鈥檛 keeping to no-doze schedule

Mi茅rcoles, 20 de junio de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

New regulations intended to keep air traffic controllers from dozing off on duty have been violated nearly 4,000 times, according to internal Federal Aviation Administration documents. After a controller fell asleep last year in the tower at Reagan National Airport, it emerged that such lapses were commonplace at airports across the country, and the FAA said it would act to curb the problem. There have been repeated violations of a requirement that controllers have at least nine hours off between shifts. Last year instructed the FAA to work with the union on rules to ensure that the controllers who manage 24,000-27,000 commercial flights a day to arrive at work well rested.

For reading the whole story at the Washington Post

** Air Traffic Controllers arent’t keeping to no-doze schedule

聽聽聽聽 Ashley Hasley/ 15-June-2012

Owatonna Airport Accident 2008: Fatigue was a contributing factor

Lunes, 21 de marzo de 2011 Jose Mar铆a P茅rez Sastre Sin comentarios

Pilot error was to blame for the crash of a Hawker Beechcraft 125-800A in July 2008, the NTSB said on Tuesday (15th march). The airplane, operated by East Coast Jets, crashed when the crew attempted a go-around after landing on a wet runway at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport, in Minnesota. Contributing factors were poor crew coordination and lack of cockpit discipline; fatigue, which likely impaired both pilots’ performance; and the FAA’s failure to require crew resource management training and standard operating procedures…

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Gu铆a AESA sobre Limitaciones Tiempo de Vuelo y Descansos

Martes, 18 de mayo de 2010 Almudena Rodriguez Martin 1 comentario

Limitaciones del tiempo de vuelo, del n煤mero de saltos, del vuelo nocturno, tripulaciones de refuerzo, periodos de descanso, etc… Son todas ellas, medidas de organizaci贸n del trabajo en aviaci贸n comercial cuyo objetivo es disminuir la fatiga y mejorar la seguridad de vuelo.

Aqu铆 puedes leer la Resoluci贸n de AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad A茅rea) de 30 de Abril de 2010 sobre la Gu铆a de Limitaciones de Tiempos de Vuelo y Descanso para tripulaciones de aviones comerciales que regula esta materia de forma temporal hasta que se publique la circular correspondiente.

** Limitacion Tiempos de Vuelo y Descanso ( Resolucion AESA) Abril 2010

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Rest in Place: Controlled in-seat napping on the flight

Martes, 2 de marzo de 2010 F茅lix Rodriguez Paz Sin comentarios

Some aviation officials and aeromedical specialist recommend controlled napping to help pilots alert; others say naps are not the answer. The U.S. Federal Aviation administration (FAA) does not permit napping by on duty flight crewmembers. Margaret Gillingham, FAA associate administrator for aviation safety said that fatigue could be managed through regulations and flight crew should be alert throughout the flight…

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