Air Traveler’s Health

May 12th, 2017 - May 12th, 2020
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Air Traveler’s Health.

This presentation aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of how air travel can affect patients with pulmonary disease, what testing may be necessary prior to travel, and how to prevent jet lag. This presentation will familiarize the viewer with common in-flight medical
emergencies and the resources that the bystander physician has available in-flight. 

Pre-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.
The webcast is no longer available.
Post-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.

Dates and Times

End Date: 5/12/2020


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

Webcasts Files

File Link

Air Traveler's Health - 2


Air Traveler's Health - 4


Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



  • Dr. Sindhu Mukku, MD
    • Air Traveler’s Health
  • Dr. Christopher Paul, MD
    • Air Traveler’s Health


The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.