Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (cont.)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Medical 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
- 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.
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