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Bikat Adventures First Aid L1: Mountain Sickness

What is the minimum altitude at which mountain sickness can occur?
10000 ft
8000 ft
5000 ft
2000 ft
What is the maximum altitude up to which you can climb in a day, starting from 8000 ft, while following acclimatization principles?
12000 ft
10000 ft
11000 ft
14000 ft
Which of these is not an initial symptom of AMS?
Dehydration
Nausea
Shortness of breath at rest
Headache
Which of these mountain illnesses can be managed in the field and do not require evacuation?
Mild AMS
HACE
HAPE
None of these
Which of the following is not true about acetazolamide (Diamox) ?
Causes increased urination
Prevents AMS
Kick starts the acclimatisation process
May cause nausea
Which of these is not a symptom of severe AMS?
Loss of appetite
Ataxia - loss of coordination and muscle control
Cyanosis - blue skin
Vision disturbances
Which of these are symptoms of HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) ? You may choose multiple answers for this question.
Sound of fluid in lungs
Pink sputum
Splitting headache
Frothy coughing fits
Which of the following illnesses does not require descent?
Severe AMS
Mild AMS
HACE
HAPE
Which of the following are treatments for HAPE and HACE? You may choose multiple answers for this question.
Gamow bag
Supplemental oxygen
Nifedipine/Dexamethasone
Hydration and rest
You wake up at your campsite at 12000 ft with a splitting headache and shortness of breath. You recognise symptoms of altitude sickness and decide on which treatment plan?
Take a rest day at the same campsite
Take diamox and continue hiking
Descend to an elevation of 9000 ft
All of these are appropriate treatment plans
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