Cabin crew should have an understanding of relevant human anatomy and physiology, and first-aid training should include the management of commonly occurring medical conditions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Cabin crew should be able to recognize a medical emergency and to provide basic care until trained medical help is available, from on-board health professionals, from ground based support teams (remote assistance) or from care providers after landing. Cabin crew should be competent in the content and appropriate use of any first aid kits and other equipment.
- Instruction on first aid and the use of first aid kits, emergency medical kits their content and emergency medical equipment;
- First aid associated with survival training and appropriate hygiene;
- The physiological effects of flying and particular emphasis on hypoxia.