Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Symptoms are non-specific:
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Symptoms are non-specific:
 - Headache 90%
 - Nausea/vomiting 50%
 - Vertigo 50%
 - Altered LOC 30%
 - Subjective weakness 20%
Diagnosis — COMA questions:
 - Co-ocupants affected (inc pets)
 - Outdoors improves symptoms
 - Maintenance of appliances
 - Alarm (for CO levels)
Confirm by measuring COHb levels.
Treatment: 100% oxygen - reduces the half-life of COHb

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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