Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-25-2017

Document Type

Paper

Course Number

Nurs 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan; Sue Butz; Jim Cacchillo

Keywords

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, antipsychotics, rare but fatal, cardinal features

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

This digital poster explains the pathophysiology behind the rare but fatal condition known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). Due to the uncommon nature of NMS, this poster is geared towards education. Information regarding the underlying pathophysiology, causes, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments are presented to the reader. The goal is to spread knowledge about NMS in hopes of recognizing and treating this disorder before patients are harmed.

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Nursing Commons

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