EM1909E "From the Ocean Depths to the Mountain Tops: How do Humans Adapt" (IM GR-092019)

This presentation will describe the physiological changes associated with diving & immersion, and altitude exposure. Medical complications of each type of exposure will also be presented.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the effects and clinical manifestations of increased pressure on the human body
  • List the effects of breathing air and oxygen at increased ambient pressure
  • Outline the effects of decompression from a dive
  • Report the physiological and pathological effects of altitude hypoxia
  • Integrate a knowledge of hypoxia adaptation with possible benefits for care of critically ill patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Richard E. Moon, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Environmental Physiology
Professor of Anesthesiology & Medicine,
Duke University School of Medicine
R.L. Johnson Lectureship in Internal Medicine, hosted by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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