Hypo/Hyperbaric Conditions

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Course 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.