Monday, September 19, 2005

Katrina-related CO poisoning that were treated with HBO2

To UHMS Members in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas;

I am continuing to work with the CDC to collect cases of Katrina-related CO poisoning that were treated with HBO2. CDC staff suspect that cases will continue to present even after electrical power is restored and generators are no longer needed. The clean-up of flood damage will likely result in a shift to cases to those resulting from use of gasoline-powered pressure washers.

If you have treated any cases of CO poisoning related to Katrina, please email me at neil.hampson@vmmc.org. No patient identifiable information will be collected.

Thanks for your help.

Neil B. Hampson, MD

Immediate Past-President, UHMS