Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Batross and Dr. Bhatnagar


Malignant hyperthermia, dantrolene, interventions for MH, symptoms of MH, pathophysiology of MH

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


This poster aims to investigate the concept of malignant hyperthermia (MH). MH is a rare and fatal skeletal muscle reaction that can progress rapidly, especially if advanced practice nurses do not recognize the symptoms or know how to treat them (Hopkins et al., 2021). This hypermetabolic disorder has predisposing factors that should alert APRNs to avoid specific trigger agents such as volatile anesthetics and succinylcholine (Rosenbaum & Rosenburg, 2022). Genetic predispositions also play a significant role in the etiology of MH (Hopkins et al., 2021). Viewers will learn why dantrolene is the medication of choice for MH and why symptoms, such as skeletal muscle rigidity, tachypnea, tachycardia, and increased temperature, occur (Rosenbaum& Rosenberg, 2022). In utilizing evidence-based practice, research and knowledge obtain to inquire about the general disease process, including signs and symptoms, causes, and nursing interventions.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, some rights reserved. Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike

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Nursing Commons



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