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The Space Medicine Exploration Medical Condition ListExploration Medical Capability (ExMC) is an element of NASA s Human Research Program (HRP). ExMC's goal is to address the risk of the "Inability to Adequately Recognize or Treat an Ill or Injured Crewmember." This poster highlights the approach ExMC has taken to address this risk. The Space Medicine Exploration Medical Condition List (SMEMCL) was created to define the set of medical conditions that are most likely to occur during exploration space flight missions. The list was derived from the International Space Station Medical Checklist, the Shuttle Medical Checklist, in-flight occurrence data from the Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health, and NASA subject matter experts. The list of conditions was further prioritized for eight specific design reference missions with the assistance of the ExMC Advisory Group. The purpose of the SMEMCL is to serve as an evidence-based foundation for the conditions that could affect a crewmember during flight. This information is used to ensure that the appropriate medical capabilities are available for exploration missions.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Watkins, Sharmi
(Texas Univ. Medical Branch Houston, TX, United States)
Barr, Yael
(Texas Univ. Medical Branch Houston, TX, United States)
Kerstman, Eric
(Texas Univ. Medical Branch Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
April 11, 2011
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: 18th IAA Humans in Space Symposium
Location: Houston, TX
Country: United States
Start Date: April 11, 2011
End Date: April 15, 2011
Sponsors: International Academy of Astronautics
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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