Carbon Monoxide Toxicity


Pathophysiology

Symptoms – may not correlate w/COHgb levels, prior O2 admin

Physical Exam (Acute Poisoning)

Diagnostic testing

Treatment

  1. ABC's, IV, O2 (100% FM), monitor
  2. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy
  3. Hypotension
  4. MI

Disposition

Long term effects

  1. Cognitive/affective sequale in about 1/3 of patients