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Cold Weather Safety: Protect against Carbon Monoxide & Fires

Summary: Winter brings with it hidden dangers, including carbon monoxide poisoning. How can you best protect yourself?
Air Date: 10/25/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: David Ross, DO
David W. Ross, DO, FACEP, graduated from the Western University of the Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1982. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Charity Hospital in New Orleans, as well as a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine.

He has been an emergency physician in Colorado Springs, CO, with the Penrose/St. Francis Healthcare System since 1992. He serves as medical director for a wide variety of EMS and fire agencies located from the Kansas border to the mountain communities of Colorado.

Dr. Ross is very active participant in state-wide Colorado trauma center and EMS activities. He has been a member of the State EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (SEMTAC) for about six years and has participated in a large number of SEMTAC subcommittees and task forces. He is a former president of the Colorado Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is also the former Chair of national ACEP’s Public Relations Committee.
Cold Weather Safety: Protect against Carbon Monoxide & Fires
As the weather starts to change, there are a whole new set of circumstances and potential hidden dangers which could send you or a loved one to the emergency room.

It's important to make sure your home has carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and that you check the batteries regularly.

Cars are a potential threat for carbon monoxide poisoning as well.

Dr. David Ross joins Dr. Leigh to share important signs that you may have carbon monoxide poisoning and what your immediate response should be. He also discusses safety tips for your car and home, including fire prevention tips and more.