Carbon Monoxide Screening

Carbon monoxide screening

This page contains resources to support health professionals who CO screen pregnant women
for carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is especially dangerous during pregnancy because it deprives the baby of oxygen, slows its growth and development, and increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death. It is important that all pregnant women are tested for carbon monoxide.

Aids to practice

Carbon Monoxide (CO) screening: advice for health professionals
Test your breath: information for pregnant women
Test your breath: information for pregnant women
(An older version of the ‘Test your breath’ card was translated into the following languages: Bulgarian | Somalian | Romanian | Lithuanian | Urdu | Turkish | Punjabi | Portuguese | Polish | Greek)

Training materials

This infographic summarises the process health professionals should follow when screening pregnant women for carbon monoxide (CO).

This short animated video demonstrates how to screen pregnant women for carbon monoxide (CO) and deliver Very Brief Advice (VBA).