Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Deanna Batross and Dr. Shivani Bhatnagar


Myasthenia Gravis, Anesthesia Considerations, Signs and Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Treatment

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Poster Abstract

Jonathan C. Garcia

Department of Nursing, Otterbein University

NURS 6810 – Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Dr. Deana Batross and Dr. Shivani Bhatnagar

July 29, 2022


Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder caused by the destruction or decreased availability of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction. Muscular weakness that worsens with activity and improves with rest is a hallmark of MG. MG patients are at increased risk for many postoperative and anesthesia-related complications. However, risk can be mitigated when providers thoroughly understand MG's pathophysiology and implications on the anesthetic plan. Particular attention should be given to the preoperative physical assessment, drug selection and dosing for induction, curarization, and reversal of neuromuscular blockade, and having specific extubation criteria to avoid postoperative complications. This poster provides education related to the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and nursing implications pertaining to MG with the hope that outcomes for MG patients can be positively influenced.

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