[sarex] Crew Conducts Medical Proficiency Training - 5/2/07

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Wed May 2 14:25:26 PDT 2007


*Crew Conducts Medical Proficiency Training*

Flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Sunita Williams performed the Crew 
Health Care Systems/Crew Medical Officer on-board training drill, a 
30-minute video and audio refresher course to hone their skills in 
emergency medical operations. Wednesday's proficiency drill was guided 
by a number of training videos and concluded with a self-assessment 
questionnaire. The training focused on skills and techniques required 
for eye treatment, medication administration, and treating fractures and 

ISS015-E-05649 --- Sunita Williams works with the Lab-on-a-Chip 
Application Development-Portable Test System experiment Image to right: 
Sunita Williams works with the Lab-on-a-Chip Application 
Development-Portable Test System experiment. Image credit: NASA - TO 


Williams also conducted the periodic two-hour acoustic survey of noise 
level measurements in the station's interior, while Kotov continued 
maintenance work on a failed air conditioner.

Williams continued work on the spacesuit batteries by ending the 
discharge process on the first of two sets, which began on April 30. She 
then started the procedure on the second set. The batteries will be 
required for the STS-117 spacewalks. The periodic maintenance consists 
of fully discharging and then recharging the storage units to prolong 
their useful life.

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Kotov again had an hour each allocated 
for station familiarization and adaptation to help in adjusting to their 
new surroundings and activities.

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