Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a hypermetabolic crisis that is fatal if left untreated. It occurs in individuals with a specific genetic condition when they are exposed to certain anesthetic gasses or the medication succinylcholine.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Malignant hyperthermia pathophysiology
- Complications of MH
- Who is most at risk for experiencing malignant hyperthermia
- Signs and symptoms
- Important assessments for a patient with malignant hyperthermia
- Tests utilized to diagnose and evaluate MH
- Treatments for malignant hyperthermia (and why you’ve got to act fast and get help!)
- Key patient education
Read the article about malignant hyperthermia and view references here.
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