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Aeromedical Forum: February 2015

Pulse oximeters: How blue are you?

Back in last June, we talked about new training options for learning about hypoxia and your own specific response to low blood oxygen. As an alternative to an extended cross-country flight to an altitude chamber, the FAA has introduced the so-called portable reduced oxygen training enclosure or PROTE.

This can be transported to an FBO near you and provide a great real life experience of hypoxia under carefully controlled conditions. Responding to the article, one of our faithful readers pointed out that it’s great to know how it feels to be on the verge of conking out while cruising along at F...


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