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What is Dalton's Law?

The total pressure in a container is the sum of the partial pressures of all the gasses in the container.


What are the critical phases of flight?

Take off, taxi and landing.


Who makes the final decision when deciding if a family member can accompany the patient during air transport?



Immediately following impact from an emergency landing, what should the critical care paramedic be prepared to do if the pilot is incapacitated?

Shut off the engine, fuel supply, on-board oxygen and main batteries.


In flight a patient displays fever, tachycardia, tachypnea with crackles and central cyanosis. What do you expect to be the cause?

HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema)


What is the term used for when a pilot can operate the aircraft by means of visibly seeing out of the aircraft, use visual cues and landmarks and the weather meets the minimum standards for safe operation?

Visual Flight Rules (VFR)


When landing on sloped terrain which direction should you exit the aircraft?

Downhill side of the aircraft


What is the predetermined point for flight personnel to meet after emergency egress of the aircraft?

Twelve o'clock if available


List the stressors related to altitude.

-Barometric Pressure
-Thermal Stress


List the stressors of flight.

-G Forces
-Spatial Disorientation
-Flicker Vertigo


What is the definition of Charles' Law?

The volume of gas, held at a constant pressure, varies directly with the temperature of said gas.