Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Compare and contrast symptom onset of Acute Mountain Sickness, High-Altitude Cerebral Edema, and High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema.
2. Select appropriate pharmacologic prophylaxis for the prevention of altitude illness.
3. Counsel patients on non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic methods to prevent altitude illness.
4. Instruct patients on the actions to take at the onset of signs and symptoms of altitude illness.
5. Explain the effect that high altitude may have on common chronic medical conditions.
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Michael Seth Smith, MD, CAQ-SM, Pharm D; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; Division of Sports Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
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