What Is Malignant Hyperthermia?
The goal of this course to increase the professional nurse’s knowledge of a syndrome known as malignant hyperthermia; a rare and inherited, fatal disorder characterized by a hypermetabolic state. Additionally, the professional nurse should have the ability to recognize the triggering factors of malignant hyperthermia, and gain a better understanding of how to care for the patient in a malignant hyperthermia crisis.


Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:WMH073018
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Perioperative
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Define malignant hyperthermia.
  • List the risk factors that are commonly associated with malignant hyperthermia.
  • List the triggering agents that may cause an MH crisis.
  • List the clinical manifestations that are noted during an MH crisis.
  • Identify treatment modalities that are used during an MH crisis.
  • State the guideline for preparation for a susceptible MH crisis patient undergoing surgery.


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