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How are patients and healthcare workers at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?

16th Feb 2024
10:00 - 10:40am (GMT)
16th Feb 2024
10:00 - 10:40am (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
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Description

This informative session will educate medical professionals on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and provide best practices for screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Participants will gain a better understanding of the risks associated with Carbon Monoxide, and how to stay safe in their own work as medical professionals. Don’t miss out on this important session – attend to learn how you can help protect your patients and yourself!

Key Points covered in this webinar;

  • What is carbon monoxide and how is it a risk to health?
  • So how widespread is carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • How does it affect the medically vulnerable?
  • How can nurses and other healthcare professionals ascertain whether common symptoms may be CO poisoning?
  • What should healthcare professionals do if they suspect CO poisoning?
  • So stopping CO at the source is key. How can sources be stopped from causing CO poisoning?
  • In winter months, what should we be most cautious of?
  • And what other preventative measures can healthcare professionals take?

Summary

This educational session is valued by medical professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of carbon monoxide poisoning, including its widespread risks, impact on vulnerable patients, and standard treatments. In this webinar, participants will not only learn how to identify potential symptoms of CO poisoning, but also, they will be taught strategies and preventative measures to mitigate and stop the sources of CO poisoning- especially in the critical winter months. Attending this session aids healthcare providers in protecting the well-being of both patients and themselves alike.
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Learning objectives

1. Understand the nature and health risks associated with Carbon Monoxide, including how and why it poses a dangerous threat to both patients and healthcare providers. 2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, with a particular focus on distinguishing these features in medically vulnerable populations. 3. Develop practical skills in screening and diagnosing Carbon Monoxide poisoning, utilising knowledge of the common symptoms and the appropriate diagnostic tests. 4. Learn immediate and effective interventions for suspected cases of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, including emergency procedures and long-term treatment plans. 5. Acquire strategies for prevention of Carbon Monoxide poisoning among patients and healthcare providers, especially during the winter months or other high-risk periods, and understand how to eliminate or reduce exposure to Carbon Monoxide sources.
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16th Feb 2024
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