Dec 15, 2021
'Tis the season for winter trips - and for many people (especially in this pandemic era), that means heading to the mountains. EMRA*Cast host Dr. Ranjita Raghavan brings you top-notch advice from a top-notch wilderness medicine expert, Dr. Linda Keyes. Make sure you know how to recognize and manage altitude sickness this season.
Altitude sickness and its more serious altitude-related illnesses, High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), are processes we may not see often, but when they appear we need to know what signs to look out for, how to manage treatment, and how to prevent the conditions from worsening. Especially as more Americans get outdoors throughout the pandemic, it's more relevant than ever before.