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The Silent Killer

CO monitoring adds a new dimension to firefighter rehab & emergency care

This supplement to JEMS, sponsored by Masimo Corporation and ZOLL Medical Corporation, discusses carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and outlines how CO-oximetry can improve your assessment and treatment of potential CO poisoning patients through proper screening and triage.

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‘Sensing’ the Effects of CO Exposure

CO exposure is a significant health hazard for patients and EMS providers.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Sneak Attack

What makes carbon monoxide so insidious?

Mike McEvoy, PhD, RN, CCRN, REMT-P

Where There's Smoke

Where there’s smoke, there are also toxins.

Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P

Safety For All

The safety of all firefighters and emergency response personnel is imperative.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

Photo A.J. Heightman

CO Close Calls

Read these case studies of almost-undetected CO exposures.

Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

Photo ZOLL Medical

E Series Monitors with Integrated CO Measurement

This past December, ZOLL Medical Corporation announced the introduction of an integrated, non-invasive carbon monoxide (CO) assessment tool using Masimo Rainbow SET technology in the E Series monitor.

Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

Illustration Masimo Corp.

A Standard of Care

Should CO measurements join the list of required vitals?

Doug Isaacs, MD | John J. Peruggia, MSM, EFO, EMT-P

Daily Poison

Firefighters and paramedics need education on carbon monoxide poisoning because it’s something they encounter it every day.

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH, EMT-P

Firefighter Risk

Firefighters and EMS providers can reduce carbon monoxide risks through education.

Randolph Mantooth


Shake the Money Tree

Hundreds of grant programs can help you fund CO monitoring equipment.

Brandon Johnson

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