Multiple altered patients with carbon monoxide poisoning

Jessica Hernandez, Brandon J. Godbout, Michael Falk

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Scenario overview Three days after an earthquake in the suburbs of northern California which took out power supplies, a family of two -a 36-year-old woman and a 6-month-old infant girl - is at home and is checked by the mother's sibling, who finds her unresponsive, calls 911 and EMS brings her to the hospital. Mother arrives in critical condition requiring active resuscitation. Child arrives later, altered but stable. The team must identify and manage carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The woman has been using a gasoline-powered backup generator to provide electricity. The information regarding the generator, which is the cause of the CO poisoning, will not initially be given to the team. This is a multiple patient scenario requiring an adult and a pediatric simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimwars Simulation Case Book
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Medicine
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781107111011
ISBN (Print)9781107625280
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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