911 in Freefall: Handling Medical Emergencies in Space

Track:
Science
What:
Talk
When:
Friday Aug 17   05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (1 hour)
Imagine you are on the ISS and pass a kidney stone, or are on a three year mission to Mars and break your arm on a hatch. What do you do? What plans has NASA made for such events? What are the odds that such an event will occur on any given mission?

What are the particular risks presented by space travel and how does that affect the incidence of different illnesses?

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