Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (cont.)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatment
The treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning is high-dose oxygen, usually using a facemask attached to an oxygen reserve bag.
Carbon monoxide levels in the blood may be periodically checked until they are low enough to safely send the patient home.
In severe poisoning, if available, a hyperbaric pressure chamber may be used to provide even higher doses of oxygen to the patient.
It is important to find the source of the carbon monoxide. A local fire department or public service company will help find the source of carbon monoxide and make sure the building is safe.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014
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