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  • High Altitude Emergencies

    Generally, the high altitude emergencies that are seen at Brian Head's alttitude consist of the following:

    • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
    • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
    • Cardiovascular disease events
    • Dehydration

    It's important to know the following:

    • Evidence of any exacerbation of chronic illness, or
    • Evidence of high altitude related sicknesses and emergencies

    all require proper oxygen administration, fluid administration and, most important, "getting off the mountain".



    • Dial 911 from any house phone. 
    • Dial 911 from your cell phone, the address is 361 Pinehurst.
    • Nearest hospital is in Cedar City, about thirty minutes away
    • Response time in Brian Head from Police, who carry oxygen and have basic medical supplies, is usually within minutes.
    • Response time in Brian Head for an ambulance, can take upwards of thirty minutes. The ambulance either comes from Parowan or Cedar City, if it is not already "visiting" in Brian Head.


    Created by Rich on 22/12/2012 in Medical Stuff

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