Lesson Plan – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Picture the scene…

A family of 5 are in the waiting room. The gasman came to service their living room fire and said it was faulty. They are worried they might have Carbon Monoxide poisoning and want some blood tests.

Learning Objective

In this session we will discuss potential Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning symptoms, when and how to test for CO poisoning and how to treat a patient with CO poisoning

RCEM Curriculum

CAP27 – Poisoning

Task 1 – Listen

Task 2 – Read

Task 3 – Discuss

Task 4 – Summary

Task 5 – Reflect

References and Further Reading

  1. Swaminathan A, Beck Emsay J. Episode 96.0 – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Core EM Podcast. May 2017
  2. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. NICE Guidance. October 2018
  3. Farkas, J. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. EMCrit. January 2rd 2017

Cite this article as: Simon McCormick, "Lesson Plan – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning," in St.Emlyn's, September 24, 2020, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lesson-plan-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/.

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