Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan

Keywords

Malignant Hyperthermia, Anesthesia, Dantrolene, Hyperthermia, Inhaled Anesthetic, Succinylcholine

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening skeletal muscle disorder that presents as a hypermetabolic response to several inhaled anesthetics and to the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine. It is extremely important for certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) to understand the pathophysiology, clinical symptoms, and treatment plan of MH due to their vital role in managing these patients in the operating room.

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Nursing Commons

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