Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Malignant Hyperthermia, Anesthesia, Dantrolene, Succinylcholine, Inhaled General and Volatile Anesthetics, Calcium
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), as well as other anesthesia providers and support staff interact with a variety of patients on a day to day basis. These patients come to the hospital to seek help for their medical and surgical ailments. As every patient is different, they can also have a variety of health-related issues, many of which can also impact their anesthetic plan. One of the most difficult issues and or emergent situations that can impact everyone in the operating room is an exacerbation of Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), whether it is anticipated or unanticipated. The task of preventing a MH exacerbation thus falls onto the shoulders of every member of the hospital staff, especially the CRNA or qualified anesthesia provider. This poster will explore the many facets of MH in an attempt to educate a variety of healthcare providers on how to address and manage a patient who has a known or unknown history of MH.
Vasnaik, Ashley Casimir, "Malignant Hyperthermia" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 335.