SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*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 dislocations.
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 VIEW IMAGE GO 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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