While an ever-present and familiar toxin, carbon monoxide (CO) remains the number one poison in our environment. This silent killer is responsible for over 2,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. The public and healthcare communities need quality information about the many risks presented by carbon monoxide exposure. Edited by a leading expert in the field, "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning" delineates the successful means to prevent, identify, and manage the effects of CO poisoning. This volume explores new information on CO toxicity, including rehabilitation, the dissemination of information to the public, litigation involving CO poisoning, economic loss assessment, and firefighting.A series of chapters detail the risk of CO poisoning from kitchen ranges, recreational vehicles, and power boats. Expert contributors survey diagnostic procedures and devices, incorporating advances in brain SPECT imaging and non-invasive pulse-oximetry. The book includes chapters that specifically address the pros and cons of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and thoroughly review the physiological effects of acute and long term exposure to CO, as well as the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae.
Whether you are a healthcare professional who treats CO poisoning, a lawyer involved in litigation for loss of life or property due to CO poisoning, or an engineer developing a well-insulated structure with sufficient ventilation; you will face the challenges raised by CO toxicology. Offering the only comprehensive reference on the subject, this multi-faceted guide takes an innovative look at how we can identify, treat, and prevent harmful exposure to carbon monoxide.
Introduction and Overview of the Field D. G. Penney Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide P. G. Flachsbart Carbon Monoxide Build-Up in Houses and Small Volume Enclosures R.E. Engberg Formation and Movement of Carbon Monoxide into Mobile Homes, Trailers, and Other Enclosures R. E. Schreter Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Gas Ranges And The Development of a Field Protocol for Measuring Co Emissions R. J. Karg Investigating Carbon Monoxide-Related Accidents Involving Gas-Burning Appliances M. Hanzlick Carbon Monoxide Dangers in the Marine Environment J. McCammon Application of warnings and Labels for Carbon Monoxide Protection G. Hutter Public Health Surveillance for Carbon Monoxide In The United States: A Review of National Data M. E. King and J. A. Mott Carbon Monoxide Sensors and Systems K. Galatsis and W. B. Wlodarski Marketing of Carbon Monoxide Information and Alarms In Europe and Beyond: Use of the World Wide Web in Saving Lives R. Aiers Investigating Carbon Monoxide Poisonings T. M. Dydek Carbon Monoxide Detectors as Preventive Medicine J.s W. Rhee and J. B. Leikin Misconceptions about Carbon Monoxide D.G. Penney A Survey Study of Public Perceptions about Carbon Monoxide D. G. Penney The Case for the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning C. Tomaszewski Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Useful Therapy or Unfulfilled Promise? C. D. Scheinkestel and I. L. Millar A Challenge to The Healthcare Community: The Misdiagnosis Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning D.G. Penney Neuroimaging after Carbon Monoxide Exposure G. Heuser Recent Advances in Brain Spect Imaging after Carbon Monoxide Poisoning S. G. Hipskind Neurocognitive and Affective Sequelae of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning R. O. Hopkins Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Sequelae of Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Retrospective Study and Case Presentation D. A. Helffenstein Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Case Series D. G. Penney Functional and Developmental Effects of Carbon Monoxide Toxicity in Children C. L. Armstrong and J. L. Cunningham Issues in Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning For Patients With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning J.M. Gracey Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning With Yoked Prism Lenses J. F. Georgis Firefighters and Carbon Monoxide K.J. Reilly Jr., F. Ricci, and D. Cone The Purpose and the Process of Litigation In A Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case S.P. Willison Offering Expert Opinions in A Carbon Monoxide Case S. P. Willison Injury Caused By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Defining Monetary Damages S. Collard My Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Victim's Story J. A. Cramer Noninvasive Measurement of Blood Carboxyhemoglobin With Pulse Co-Oximetry N. B. Hampson Chronic Carbon Monoxide Exposure: How much do we know About It?-An Update A.W.M. Hay Essential Reference Tables, Graphs, and Other Data