Welcome to our fifth podcast episode based on the March 2021 edition of the Clinical Communiqué.
In this podcast episode we will hear about deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning – a gas produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-based compounds. Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it is colourless, odourless, tasteless, non-irritating, and extremely toxic. Carbon monoxide poisoning is an entirely preventable illness, and if identified early enough, is wholly reversible.
05:28 minutes Editorial
10:20 minutes Case #1: A poisonous adventure
16:35 minutes Case #2: The paradox of negative pressure
23:08 minutes More on the matter: Outing the problem
30:21 minutes Expert Commentary: Carbon monoxide toxicity: a concise and practical overview of the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of patients with carbon monoxide toxicity by Dr. Matthew Spotswood