Carbon Monoxide Awareness

A collaboration between Policy Connect, Gas Safe Charity and Learn With Nurses.

Available on demand

Recorded on February 16th 2024

A 40-minute in Conversation style webinar presented by Learn With Nurses Founder and Director Michaela Nuttall with guest speaker Isabella Myers and Hilary Wareing.

Key Points covered in this webinar;

– What is carbon monoxide and how is it a risk to health?
– So how widespread is carbon monoxide poisoning?
– How does it affect the medically vulnerable?
– How can nurses and other healthcare professionals ascertain whether common symptoms may be CO poisoning?
– What should healthcare professionals do if they suspect CO poisoning?
– So stopping CO at the source is key. How can sources be stopped from causing CO poisoning?
– In winter months, what should we be most cautious of?
– And what other preventative measures can healthcare professionals take?

Available on demand

Recorded November 21st 2022

A 40-minute in Conversation style webinar presented by Learn With Nurses Founder and Director Michaela Nuttall with guest speaker Laura Fawzia Fatah discussing Carbon Monoxide:

  • What is carbon monoxide poisoning? What can the effects be?
  • How can carbon monoxide poisoning be detected/diagnosed?
  • Is there any evidence that this is happening on a wide scale?
  • What do nurses need to know?
  • Are some people at higher risk?

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RCN Magazine Article

Carbon monoxide poisoning: what nursing staff need to know

Michaela Nuttall, who’s been a nurse for 30 years and is now director of nurse education organisations Learn With Nurses and Smart Health Solutions, currently represents the RCN on the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPG).

Read the RCN article to find out more about how you can protect yourself and those you care for and access more helpful resources.

Detecting exposure 

There is a helpful acronym – COMA – which nursing staff can use when they encounter someone with such symptoms:

– Cohabitees: Are other members of the household (or colleagues who work in the same setting) experiencing similar symptoms?
O – Outdoors: Do symptoms improve when they go outside?
M – Maintenance: Has their boiler and other gas or wood burning appliances been serviced in the past year?
A – Alarm: Do they have a carbon monoxide alarm and has it been activated recently?

Click the image to visit the Gas Safe Charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness programme: Communicating the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to those who work in the homes of vulnerable people


Michaela Nuttall


Founder and Director

Learn With Nurses

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Laura Fatah

Policy and Research Manager 

All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group

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