Use of pulse co-oximetry as a screening and monitoring tool in mass carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning remains a common cause of poisoning in the United States. We describe a case where responding fire department personnel encountered a sick employee with a headache at an automotive brake manufacturing plant. Using both atmospheric CO monitoring and pulse CO-oximetry technology, fire department personnel were able to diagnose the cause of the patient's illness and later identify the source of CO in the plant.
Bledsoe, BE; Nowicki, K; Creel, JH; Carrison, D; Severance, HW
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