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
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).