Management of Mild Cases of CO Poisoning

If features of lower level poisoning are present, management includes:

  • Removing the person (and all others) from suspected sources of poisoning until all potential sources of CO are shut down and the area has been ventilated
  • Arranging immediate hospital assessment for pregnant women
  • Arranging an assessment of the potential sources of CO poisoning (see previous page).
  • Arranging the measurement of carboxyhaemoglobin levels

If in doubt, a specialist should be contacted. Advice is available 24 hours a day from the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS).