Dr. Batross and Dr. Bhatnagar
Malignant hyperthermia, dantrolene, interventions for MH, symptoms of MH, pathophysiology of MH
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.
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Steinbrunner, Shannen, "Malignant Hyperthermia" (2022). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 501.