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How is carbon monoxide poisoning treated at the hospital?

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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.

From: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Questions and Answers."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Information from eMedicineHealth .

ACLS Training Manual.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on September 09, 2017

SOURCES:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Questions and Answers."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Information from eMedicineHealth .

ACLS Training Manual.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on September 09, 2017

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