CDC Health Advisory Offers Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Published: 08/31/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding clinicians seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to maintain a high index of suspicion for CO poisoning. Other people who may be exposed to the same CO source may need to be identified and assessed.

In a new Heath Advisory, the CDC makes the following recommendations:

  • Consider CO poisoning in patients affected by Hurricane Laura, particularly those in areas currently without power. Assess symptoms and

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