CO poisoning is extremely dangerous, primarily because it entails a lethal outcome. Once in the human body, carbon monoxide has a negative effect on hemoglobin, with the result that the latter loses its ability to carry oxygen throughout the body. Because of this, the victim ultimately dies from suffocation. And, of course, any person needs to know how to provide first aid for carbon monoxide poisoning.
- - gauze;
- - ammonia;
- - cotton wool.
Start providing first aid to the victim at the first suspicion that he was poisoned by carbon monoxide. The insidiousness of the SB lies primarily in the fact that it has absolutely no smell and the person does not understand that something is affecting him. In this case, death, depending on the concentration of CO in the air, can occur within a few seconds to 30 minutes.
Beforehand, be sure to protect yourself from the effects of CO. Only after you close the airways with a handkerchief or gauze soaked in water can you enter a room filled with carbon monoxide. Help is allowed to start providing only after that. In the future, try to perform all actions as quickly as possible.
To provide assistance in case of carbon monoxide poisoning, take the victim, regardless of whether he lost consciousness or not, to a room free from CO or to the street. Provide complete rest to the patient. Loosen his collar and belt. Be sure to call an ambulance.
For a patient who has lost consciousness, first let the cotton wool soaked in ammonia smell. To avoid paralysis of the respiratory system, keep a pungent-smelling cotton swab at a distance of at least 1 cm from the nose of the poisoned person.
If ammonia does not help with carbon monoxide poisoning, lay the patient on his back, raise his legs a little, remove the chest from clothes and immediately begin artificial respiration, as well as heart massage. Do not interrupt your actions until the poisoned person regains consciousness or before the arrival of doctors.
If the person was not poisoned too much and did not lose consciousness, lay him on his side. Then provide him with a constant stream of fresh air for better ventilation. That is, start fanning him with something - a newspaper, folder, book, etc. If the patient is brought into the room, connect a split system or a fan.
Offer coffee or unsweetened tea to the person who has moved away a little. Provide peace of mind to the poisoned person. Now you know how to provide first aid for carbon monoxide poisoning. In the future, a person who has undergone such an impact should definitely see a doctor. SO, unfortunately, is also insidious in that its poisoning in the future can give all sorts of complications.