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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (cont.)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Medical Treatment

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  • 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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