Dr. Lehnhardt co-author on article about the challenges for Emergency Medical Response related to commercial spaceflight

December 14, 2016

Dr. Kris LehnhardtIncreasing commercial launch frequency could mean more events that require emergency medical response and intervention. ... EMS providers need specialized education and training to respond to the unique threats to human health posed by high-altitude flight and spaceflight. Although high-altitude and suborbital flights are unlikely to result in impairment in nominal operations, the extreme flight environments encountered are associated with some unique medical risks.