Treating carbon monoxide toxicity

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-known treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn about its indications and dive deeper into carbon monoxide poisoning management with our mini-lesson.

Kristin E. Fontes, MD FAAEM FACEP
Kristin E. Fontes, MD FAAEM FACEP
25th Jul 2022 • 1m read

Carbon monoxide poisoning can have devastating long-term consequences like myocardial infarction or neurologic damage. In this lesson, you’ll review the relevant biochemistry and learn about suitable treatments for carbon monoxide toxicity.

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