Hypo/Hyperbaric Conditions

Learning Objectives:

1) Apply the gas laws to hyperbaric and hypobaric conditions.
2) Explain the effects of high altitude on human physiology.
3) Discriminate between the following high altitude illnesses: Acute mountain sickness (AMS), High altitude cerebral edema (HACE), High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), & Chronic mountain sickness (CMS).
4) Explain the pathophysiology of high altitude illnesses.

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