Fire Departments- Firefighters face an outsized risk of exposure to CO because of the work that they do. The ToxCO©️ monitor is designed to help determine CO poisoning in firefighters during firefighter rehab programs so that they can meet the requirements of NFPA 1584 – (220.127.116.11.2) Members exposed to fire smoke shall be assessed for carbon monoxide (CO). The ToxCO©️ is FDA cleared to be used by healthcare professionals including ED personnel, EMT’s and paramedics to aid in the diagnosis of CO poisoning.
Healthcare professionals such as EMT’s are in a unique position to identify cases of CO poisoning that might never get diagnosed. The ToxCO©️ breath CO monitor allows them to accurately and instantly evaluate individuals, and groups, on the scene of an incident and make treatment and transport decisions that might otherwise get missed.
Primary Care Physicians
There is a belief among healthcare professionals that many individuals suffer from undiagnosed chronic low level CO poisoning. Challenging to diagnose without a blood test, primary care physicians and their staff can utilize the ToxCO©️ to quickly, conveniently, and non-invasively test patients in seconds to determine levels of CO in their patient’s bodies.