Flight Attendant Hypoxia Training
Our Advanced CRM (ACRM) training program includes the primary objective that flight attendants provide a critical role in the support of not only the passengers but the crew as well. During an emergency “all available resources” should be utilized. The training is scenario based and fundamental hypoxia training in the true high altitude chamber further enhances the training experience. Additional advanced concepts for the care of passengers during the emergency descent is reviewed.
The scenario is conducted within the high altitude chamber that is configured to a jet to enhance the realism of the experience. The trainees have the opportunity to experience firsthand the sensations of hypoxia and the proficiency required of oxygen supplementation. These emergencies are presented in a variety of different scenarios enhancing the confidence to manage such an emergency.
Establish fundamental hypoxia experience learning the specific physiological sensations
Demonstrate oxygen supply proficiency
Demonstrate CRM communications with the flight crew and ensure emergency descent commences
Demonstrate proper management of trapped gases, particularly middle ear equalization
Understand and anticipate most common scenarios of cabin depressurization
Failure of pressurization on ascent ( Helios model)
Slow decompression at cruise altitude
Advanced CRM may have prevented the unfortunate Helios Airline
accident resulting in the death of 121 crew and passengers.