A collaboration between Policy Connect, Gas Safe Charity and Learn With Nurses.
Available on demand
Recorded on February 16th 2024
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
- 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.
There is a helpful acronym – COMA – which nursing staff can use when they encounter someone with such symptoms:
C – 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?
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Michaela Nuttall, RNG MSc
Founder & Director
Michaela is a cardiovascular nurse specialist with a unique and varied experience across the NHS and beyond. She developed her passion from prevention over 25 years ago and has worked within it ever since. In 2016 she left public health after working in the field for 16 years and now focuses on 3 main areas, as a Founder of LWN, Associate in Nursing for C3 Collaborating for Health and Director at Smart Health Solutions.
She is the Chair of the Health Care Committee of Heart UK and an invited member of both the Nurses and The Guidelines and Information working party of the British Hypertension Society, elected member of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professional Education working party, on a variety of editorial boards and the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum. Being a Trustee at PoTS UK keeps her firmly rooted in the challenges patients face in living with life altering conditions.
Head of Policy and Advocacy
Laura joined Policy Connect as the Policy Manager for Carbon Monoxide Safety in November 2020, previously working for the whistleblowing charity Protect as an adviser, business consultant and policy officer.
Currently, Laura is leading a parliamentary research inquiry into carbon monoxide awareness, training, and risk management processes in health and social care, which is chaired by Liz Twist MP.
Laura provides the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, which incorporates members from five different political parties. The APPG hosts the annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week campaign, which is recognised as the flagship campaign for carbon monoxide safety.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys going to the beach and walking in the woods.