How to Be a Better Able-Bodied Passenger and Better Prepared Cabin Crew
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Professionally filmed October 18-19, 2023, in Portland, Oregon, and on location. The video editing of the course has begun, and lessons started being released November 2023. The entire course is anticipated to be available by year-end.
This new Crisis Medicine course is the missing manual for How to Be a Better Able-Bodied Passenger and Better Prepared Cabin Crew. What can you do to be more useful in an emergency?
As part of his medical director duties for a corporate security team, Dr. Shertz became certified as a Part 135 Corporate Flight Attendant. Unfortunately, the certification course left him with more questions than answers (and a burning desire to open more emergency exits). Our Air Travel Emergencies course is a culmination of his efforts to answer the questions the certification course did not.
Based on medical and technical literature and historic data. Although commercial airline crashes are rare, worldwide a commercial aircraft has an emergency evacuation every 11 days. If you’re a passenger involved in an emergency evacuation, it’s likely the flight crew’s first actual evacuation too, despite their extensive training.
This course covers a multitude of in-flight emergencies beyond just evacuating the plane, such as:
Turbulence & turbulence-related injuries
Smoke & fire in the cabin, which can be devastating in an enclosed metal tube that can’t be vented
How do you manage the evacuation slides? Is there one attached to the emergency exit you’re using? It depends on how hight the exit is. Not all exits have them.
How do you minimize injuries using evacuation slides? Slope and speeds can vary drastically and sticking the landing can be difficult. Does wearing high-heels matter?
Water landings or “ditchings:” Can your seat cushion still be used as a flotation device and does it work? What about the life rafts: Where are the life rafts? What’s in them? How do you operate them? Many are stored in bins overhead in the aisles and weigh more than 70 pounds. Even if there is a bin, is there a life raft in it?
How to best assisting during in-flight medical emergencies. Who’s in charge? What are the most common emergencies? What is your legal risk if you volunteer to provide care?
Using the emergency equipment available on the aircraft: We demonstrate every piece of the equipment, and our Crisis Medicine ARSI Informational Safety card shows you where you might find it on the aircraft.
Things you probably haven’t considered:
Do the lifejackets under your seat actually work? There’s multiple kinds approved by the FAA and their failure rates are massively different. Which kind is under your seat?
What’s in the medical kits on the plane? (There’s both a first aid kit and an emergency medical kit)
What is the best brace position? (It’s not always the one depicted on the safety card.)
AED’s are affected by vibration. Do they actually work on planes? (Hint, there’s at least one major manufacturer’s who doesn’t).
- Lectures 29
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 7 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 56
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes