Brian Kelly

last updated 1/16/2018

Brian J. Kelly

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director at Sturdy Memorial Hospital

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Brian J. Kelly, M.D., FACEP
V.P., Medical Affairs & Medical Director Sturdy Memorial Hospital

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"All seasons come with unique risks," says Brian Kelly, MD, Associate Chief for Emergency and Ambulatory Services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
"To generate heat or electricity in colder weather or during an outage," says Dr. Kelly, "many people use household appliances that carry the risk of carbon monoxide, or CO, poisoning. Equipment including gas water heaters, kerosene space heaters, propane heaters and stoves, and gasoline and diesel-powered generators can emit carbon monoxide (CO). "Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and yet toxic gas that interferes with blood's oxygen-carrying capacity," says Dr. Kelly. Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, can result and affect the person's ability to properly think or move, "and your heart, nervous system and other organs can't function correctly," says Dr. Kelly. The Hospital's participation in the MADD Project Red Ribbon, according to Dr. Kelly, "is an important part of our overall goal to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle accidents and deaths which unfortunately rise during the holiday season.

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