Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Hazard at Home and Work - JA0008057-0000-20-060-H05-T

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Hazard at Home and Work

by Brittani Zurek, PharmD and Daniella Krantz, CPhT, BS, MS
(4.5 / 26 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major cause of thousands of visits to the ED every year in the United States. It is also responsible for about 1,000 to 2,000 deaths annually. Unintentional, non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning is estimated to account for around $1.3 billion in lost earnings and emergency medical expenses every year in the U.S. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur from vehicle exhaust when cars are kept in garages, methylene chloride in paint thinner and other solvents, and improper use of gas-powered engines or charcoal briquettes indoors. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are nonspecific, including nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, and chest pain. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide a comprehensive overview of carbon monoxide poisoning and its appropriate identification and management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Review the properties of carbon monoxide and the pathophysiology of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Recognize the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and appropriate preventive strategies.
  • Identify symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Describe long-term consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Identify strategies for management of acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 0.25 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 10/07/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Course Originally Released on: 1/2/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/23/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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VALERIE S - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Jan 24, 2020
Very educational about CO Poisoning.
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Thao N - Woodbridge, VA  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Very good useful information.
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Alicia A - San Francisco, CA  ·  Jan 13, 2020
Very informative Continuing education
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Daniel V - Austin, TX  ·  Jan 13, 2020
I would recommend this course. The material was useful and was able to learn more of this topic with the information provided.
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Shannan T - rosemead, CA  ·  Jan 12, 2020
How dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning is
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50