Treatment

1. Immediate removal from source of exposure.

2. Administer 100 % oxygen.

3. Treat convulsions if present.

4. Monitor basic physiological parameters: pulse rate, blood pressure, arterial oxygen concentration, electrocardiograph.

5. Measure carboxyhaemoglobin concentration.

6. Consider treatment with hyperbaric oxygen.

For detailed information on treatment for CO poisoning refer to Toxbase, the clinical toxicology database of the UK National Poisons Information Service (www.toxbase.org).

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