First Aid – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This gaz is colourless, odorless, and causes no pain In most cases, it comes from defective boilers or water-heaters Depending on the condition of the casualty, two possible scenarios can play out.

Scenario 1: Casualty is conscious Scenario 1: The victim is conscious. They do not feel well and complain of having a headache, vertigo, nausea, or vomiting. They feel ill and dizzy, and may lose consciousness. In such instances, it is highly possible that they are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

  1. Open the windows Open immediately all doors and windows to not take any risks
  2. Turn off the device If possible, turn off the faulty device suspected of causing the carbon monoxide leak
  3. Evacuate the casualty Evacuate the casualty and, if possible, get them out into the open air
  4. Comfortable position Place them in a comfortable position in which they feel most at ease
  5. Alert the emergency services Call the emergency services

Scenario 2: Casualty is unconscious. Scenario 2: You discover an unconscious casualty and notice that there is a boiler or water-heater present in the room, you can therefore suspect that the casualty has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning by inhalation.

  1. Open the windows open immediately all doors and windows, not take any chances.
  2. Turn off the device If possible, turn off the faulty device suspected of causing the carbon monoxide leak.
  3. Remove the casualty If possible, perform an emergency evacuation and take the victim out into the open air.
  4. Breathing normally?
  5. Act according to the condition of the victim. Verify their breathing and act according to their condition meaning that if they are breathing, place them in the recovery position.

Call the emergency services, and cover and monitor them until their arrival If they are not breathing, alert the emergency services or ask someone else nearby to do it, and begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation, alternating 30 chest compressions with 2 rescue breaths If you don’t know how to give mouth-to-mouth, only perform chest compressions keeping a rhythm of two per second.

How To Measure Interpet First Aid Treatments?

 You should always refer to the specific treatment instructions for details like dosing, re-dosing, and requirements like removing filter media or testing for levels of pH. Visit the website for diagnostic tools and additional advice. When you open up your treatment box you will find the treatment bottle, measuring cap and pipette. Thoroughly shake the bottle and work out your dosage using either the instructions on pack or our online calculator to measure large doses use the measuring cap for smaller doses use the pipette which measures 1ml, you may need to do this several times. Roughly measure ½ a litre of aquarium water in to a jug Add the treatment at the required dose for your aquarium into the jug to help spread it evenly through the tank After completing any instructions mentioned on the treatment pack, pour the mixture carefully across the surface of the water Pouring gently so as not to disturb your fish. Then continue to observe your fish for signs of improvement.


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