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Quiz: How much do you know about CO poisoning?

Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene

By FireRescue1 Staff

Even the most detailed call can’t prepare first responders for everything they might encounter on a medical response. This quiz aims to evaluate your knowledge about carbon monoxide poisoning – a common yet often overlooked danger you might encounter when entering a patient’s home. Understanding CO poisoning, its causes, symptoms and protective strategies is crucial to not only accurately treat and protect your patients, but also your crew.

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