Effectiveness of Oxygen-Nitrogen Gas Mixtures in Inducing Hypoxia at 1 ATA

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Effectiveness of Oxygen-Nitrogen Gas Mixtures in Inducing Hypoxia at 1 ATA

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dc.contributor.author Slobodnik, B en_US
dc.contributor.author Wallick, MT en_US
dc.contributor.author Chimiak, JM en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-17T04:30:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-17T04:30:18Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc ADA237813 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NEDU TR 4-91 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10987
dc.description Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en_US
dc.description.abstract An understanding of the objective and subjective symptoms of hypoxia is deemed necessary to both aviators and divers to avoid mishaps resulting from a decreased partial pressure of oxygen (PO2). Current DOD hypobaric training profiles place aviator students at risk for decompression sickness (DCS). Despite recent efforts to minimize the potential for DCS, the incidence of hypobaric induced DCS remains undiminished. The purpose of this study was to identify an oxygen-nitrogen has mixture for use as an alternative method of inducing hypoxia in subjects at 1 ATA during naval aviation physiology training. Students could then be indoctrinated to the symptoms of hypoxia without being exposed to the risk of DCS. Twelve subjects, Navy divers from 25 to 48 years of age participated in this study. Six different nitrogen-oxygen gas mixtures were used. Three were selected to include and bracket a PO2 value of 7 percent which, by calculation, approximately equals the Navy physiology training altitude. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher US Navy en_US
dc.subject *HYPOXIA en_US
dc.subject *BREATHING APPARATUS en_US
dc.subject NAVAL AVIATION en_US
dc.subject TRAINING en_US
dc.subject PHYSIOLOGY en_US
dc.subject DIVERS en_US
dc.subject HYPOBARIC CHAMBERS en_US
dc.subject ALTITUDE SICKNESS en_US
dc.subject DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS en_US
dc.subject AVIATION PERSONNEL en_US
dc.subject NITROGEN en_US
dc.subject OXYGEN en_US
dc.subject decompression sickness en_US
dc.subject DCS en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of Oxygen-Nitrogen Gas Mixtures in Inducing Hypoxia at 1 ATA en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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