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The Effects of Altitude on Respiratory Physiology and Equipment Function

Featuring Rich Branson MSc, RRT, FAARC FCCM

This presentation will discuss the effects of altitude on barometric pressure and the effects on physiology. This will include the effects on the partial pressure of oxygen and the development of high altitude pulmonary edema.  The effects of alterations in barometric pressure on gas in enclosed body cavities and equipment will also be reviewed.  A discussion of the effects of altitude on ventilator performance will be presented.

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