Carbon dioxide

Prehospital end-tidal carbon dioxide measurement

The most common method of measuring EtCO2 in clinical practice is the infrared analyser. Rays from a source of infrared light are passed through a sample of gas as a detector analyses the degree of...

Carbon monoxide poisoning: a comprehensive review for prehospital specialists

The mechanism of CO's toxic effects is multifactorial and has been reviewed comprehensively by Chesney (2002). CO is inhaled and is rapidly absorbed across the pulmonary endothelium into the...

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