The advantage EMS has in diagnosing CO toxicity

Toxicologist Jerry Snow, MD, joins our hosts to discuss the common symptoms and what leads to misdiagnosis in carbon monoxide poisoning


In this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast, MCHD Medical Directors Dr. Robert Dickson and Dr. Casey Patrick are joined by toxicologist and friend of the podcast, Jerry Snow, MD, to talk about the nuts and bolts of carbon monoxide poisoning.

All of your CO poisoning questions are answered – from the use of portable CO devices, to the presentation and recognition of CO poisoned patients. Our hosts hit on all the cold weather, carbon monoxide high yield information while reminding EMS to keep it on their differential.

 

Next for the playlist:Serial killers: Altered mental status.” In this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast, learn the 5 diagnoses for altered mental status that can kill your patient emergently

Read more: “5 tips for treating possible carbon monoxide poisoning” with Art Hsieh, MA, NRP

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