Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Adv Pathophysiology for APN

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


Malignant Hyperthermia, Dantrolene, Ryanodine receptors, Anesthetic agents, Hyper-pyrexia, Rapid detection and treatment

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Abstract: There are many issues that healthcare professionals face in the evolving world of medicine. One of these is the development of a disease process known as Malignant Hyperthermia (MH). This condition is precipitated by frequently used anesthetic agents such as volatile gases and depolarizing muscle relaxants. The onset of MH is sudden and can be life-threatening, therefore, diligent monitoring of patients is essential in early recognition and treatment of MH. The purpose of this poster is to provide in -depth knowledge about MH. This includes the pathophysiology of the disease, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and implications MH has on nursing and anesthesia staff. While no specific case studies were included in the poster, several can be found in the references provided.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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