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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Lesson Plan

Attention:

  • Research a case study
  • Discuss how the initial conditions set conditions which developed into an incident/accident/mishap
  • Relate similar personal experience of the same type of incident/accident/mishap

Motivator:

  • Carbon Monoxide, chemically abbreviated as "CO," is one of the most common and toxic of substances in the aviation environment
  • Due to its properties as a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, it can quietly build, resulting in deadly consequences
  • It is therefore critical that pilots are able to recognize carbon monoxide poisoning
  • If discovered, pilots must apply immediate action to treat those symptoms before they get worse
  • Despite carbon monoxide as a persistent threat in aviation, there are steps pilot's can take to detect and prevent its presence

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Causes, symptoms, and treatment:
0:10
Training:
0:05
Review (quiz):
0:05
Case Studies:
0:05
Total Ground Time:
0:30

Required Materials:

  • Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard

Instructor Actions:

Student Actions:

  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions

Completion Standards:

  • Identify the risks which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Identify several symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Discuss immediate actions to protect from further carbon monoxide poisoning

Re-Motivation:

Closure:

  • Advise students that this lesson will be used as a starting point for the next lesson
  • Assign study materials for the next lesson