Activity that conducts aviation accident investigations
U.S. Army Safety Center (renamed Combat Readiness Center)
Activity that conducts aeromedical training and ARMS inspections
U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine
Activity that conducts research on ALSE and the effects of exogenous factors
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Activity that reviews requests for aeromedical waivers
U.S. Army Aeromedical Activity (AAMA)
Duties and responsibilities of the Flight Surgeon and APA
1. Clinical medicine and operational preventive medicine 2. Unit readiness 3. Staff function 4. Clinical Support
Most important (Primary) responsibility of the Health Care Team
operational preventive medicine
2 types of Army physicals
- Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME)
- Flying Duty Health Screen (FDHS) (valid 12 months)
2 Broad categories of FDME
- Initial FDME - Valid for 18 months*
- Comprehensive FDME - Valid for 12 months, completed every 5th year between the ages of 20 -50
Classes of FDME
- Class 1W/1A - Class 2 - Class 3 - Class 4
Who get a Class 1W/1A FDME and how long is it valid?
Initial entrance physical for aviation warrant officers aviation officers; valid for 18 months*
Who get a Class 2 FDME and how long is it valid?
FS, APA, and trained aviators; Valid for 12 months
Who get a Class 3 FDME and how long is it valid?
Crewmembers and non-crewmembers; Valid for 12 months
Who get a Class 4 FDME and how long is it valid?
ATC and UAV operators; Valid for 12 months
When must flight physicals be completed by?
3 month period prior to the last day of servicemember's birth month. One month extension can be requested once annually. Extension must be requested from flight surgeon prior to end of birth month.
Personnel required to maintain a DA 4186 (up slip) - new name: DA 2992
1. All military and civilian personnel who fly
2. Required for those who must maintain Class 1-4 medical standards
3. Aviators in an operationl position
4. Aviators in "simulator duty only" positions
Who has the final approval of a DA 4186
Who signs the DA 4186
1. Flight Surgeon (provides recommendation) 2. Aviator (acknowledges understanding) 3. Unit Commander (final approval)
Types of Aeromedical Disqualification
1. Temporary Disqualification 2. Permanent Disqualification
Likely to result in re-qualification within 365 days
Not likely to result in re-qualification within 365 days. May apply for waiver.
Aircrew has the responsibilities to report the following medical conditions
1. Change in health 2. Illness requiring the use of medications or hospitalization 3. Drug or Alcohol use that results in legal problems 4. Aeromedical waiver 5. Positive HIV test results
What does AR40-8 cover?
What are some exogenous factors
alcohol - 12 hours and until no residual effects remain Anithistamines or Barbiturates - 24 hrs Immunization - 12 hrs Blood Donations - 72 hrs for donations 200cc + Diving - 24 hrs Smoking Cessation Aids
US Army Safety center investigates all _______ and select _______ accidents and writes safety policy for the army.
class "A" and class "b"
Who are members of the aviation medicine health care team?
- Flight Surgeon
- Aeromedical Physician Assistants
- Aeromedical Psychologist
US army School of Aviation Medicine (USASAM) conducts training for all _____ and _____ crewmembers.
True or false: The Flight Surgeon is the final approval authority of the DA Form 2992 (up-slip)
A crewmember may request _______ extension each annual period.
Aviation resource management surveys are conducted by ___________.
US Army School of Aviation Medicine (USASAM)
The aeromedical psychologist responsibilities as part of the health care team are?
- Clinical consultation
- Consultation to commanders
- Education and training
A permanent disqualification is one that will likely take longer than ______ days.
Two broad parts of the FDME are _______ and _______.
Initial FDME, comprehensive FDME
True or false: A FDHS is only completed every 5 years.
The duties and responsibilities of the FS and APA as part of the health care team are?