In this episode, we welcome Dr. Robert Dunne, who is the EMS Medical Director for the Detroit Fire Department, as well as the Detroit East Medical Control Authority. Dr. Dunne is here to describe why fire departments and EMS agencies should be prepared to treat patients with smoke inhalation injuries. Specifically, Dr. Dunne is here to put a spotlight on the toxic twins, cyanide (CN) and carbon monoxide (CO), which are two major contributors to the injury and death of smoke inhalation patients.
During this episode, Dr. Dunne will describe why fire departments and EMS agencies should be prepared to treat patients with smoke inhalation. In addition, doc will describe the impact of cyanide (CN) and carbon monoxide (CO) on the human body. Then, he will list and describe the assessment and treatment priorities for smoke inhalation injuries. Finally, Dr. Dunne will describe the benefits of hydroxocobalamin for patients with signs and symptoms of cyanide toxicity.