Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, nonirritating gas.
Binds to hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin:
Decreases O2-carrying capacity
Direct cellular toxin
Impairs cellular O2 ...
Decreased visual acuity
Establish IV access
Administer 100% normobaric O2:
Via face mask or endo...
Persistent symptoms after 4 hr of treatment with 100% oxygen
Evidence of myocardial ischemia or cardiac instability
Persistent metabolic acidosis
Suspect CO poisoning in patients who present with headaches when home heaters are initiated.
Suspect CO poisoning when family members living in the same enclosed space have similar ...
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