Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Managing CO Poisoning (cont.):

This is one suggested "Decision Tree" to diagnosing and managing Acute CO Poisoning.
Optional: check orientation, phone #, address, date of birth, serial 7's, digit span, forward & backward spelling of 3 & 4 letter words, and short-term memory.
Abbreviations: ABG = arterial blood gases, F/U = follow-up, HBO = hyperbaric oxygen (therapy), Hx = history, Si = signs, Sx = symptoms, CXR = chest X-ray.

Back to Managing CO Poisoning

...... last changed 01/22/01

Back to COHQ Main Index