Use of pulse co-oximetry as a screening and monitoring tool in mass carbon monoxide poisoning.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bledsoe, BE; Nowicki, K; Creel, JH; Carrison, D; Severance, HW

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 133

PubMed ID

  • 19947878

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-0066

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10903120903349853


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England