1. Get the Person to Fresh Air
- Move the person away from carbon monoxide area.
- If the person is unconscious, check for injuries before moving.
- Turn off carbon monoxide source if you can do so safely.
2. Call 911
3. Begin CPR, if Necessary
If the person is unresponsive, not breathing, or not breathing normally:
- Perform CPR for one minute before calling 911 if you are alone. Otherwise, have someone else call and begin CPR.
- For a child, start CPR for children.
- Continue CPR until the person begins breathing or emergency help arrives.
4. Follow Up
Once at the hospital, the person is treated with 100% oxygen. Depending on the severity of the carbon monoxide exposure, oxygen is delivered in different ways.
- Mild poisoning is treated with oxygen delivered by a mask.
Severe carbon monoxide poisoning may require placing the person in a full body, high pressure chamber to help force oxygen into the body.