Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan and Sue Butz

Keywords

Malignant, hyperthermia, rare, genetic, dantrolene, anesthesia

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but life-threatening, genetic condition that can manifest when a patient is exposed to certain inhalation agents used in anesthesia as well as the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine (Rosenberg, Pollock, Schiemann, Bulger, & Stowell, 2015, p. 1). MH can develop during or after a surgical procedure and if left untreated, can cause major organ system damage and death (Seifert, Wahr, Pace, Cochrane, & Bagnola, 2014, p. 189). Creating awareness of this rare genetic condition allows for quicker interventions in reversing MH.

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