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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common and potentially fatal event with nonspecific clinical findings. Clinicians knowledgeable in the identification and treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning can help to initiate neuroprotective interventions and improve patient outcomes. This course will help nurses identify carbon monoxide (CO) exposures and the standard treatments for CO poisoning.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Epidemiology
  3. Carbon Monoxide: Pathophysiology
  4. The Endogenous Production Of Carbon Monoxide
  5. Caring For A Patient With CO Poisoning
  6. Signs And Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    1. CO symptom severity
    2. Delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae
  7. The Toxic Dose Of Carbon Monoxide
  8. The Carboxyhemoglobin Level
  9. Treatment Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  10. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  11. Children And Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  12. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In The Pregnant Patient
  13. What If The Patient Does Not Respond To Treatment?
  14. Is Ambient Levels Of CO Harmful?
  15. Follow Up After CO Poisoning
  16. Summary


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