Medical emergencies at 30,000 feet: What really goes on up there?

Medical emergencies at 30,000 feet: What really goes on up there?

The frequency of in-flight emergencies – which only afflict about one in six hundred flights – recently made headlines when actress Carrie Fisher suffered an ultimately fatal medical event in the air.  In late 2016, Ms. Fisher was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles when she went into cardiac...

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Newbie doctors “allowed” to work 28-hours straight

Newbie doctors “allowed” to work 28-hours straight

The current 16-hour cap occasionally prevents doctors from seeing a surgery through from beginning to end, which may disrupt patient care continuity, and undermine medical team unity. These – proponents of the 28-hour shift argue – would be ameliorated by the...

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