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FAA TV: Altitude Induced Decompression Sickness

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Published on: April 5, 2012

The bends arent just for SCUBA divers; the bends can impact aviators as well. This video examines the phenomenon of Nitrogen bubbles which can form in the body while at high altitude. It explains the causes and conditions that can make an aviator more prone to the altitude induced decompression sickness. Advice is given for in-flight and post flight treatment of this condition.

Category: Airman Education

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