What Is Malignant Hyperthermia Updated 2020?
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 03, 2020

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

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:MH080320
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
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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