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ORNAC Journal Featured Articile:

Malignant Hyperthermia – An update for perioperative nurses


Sheila Riazi, MD, MSc, Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Barbara W. Brandom, MD, Director, North American MH Registry of MHAUS, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


This article is a summary of the “Updates on Malignant Hyperthermia” presentation given at the 2015 ORNAC National Conference in Edmonton. It presents the facts known about malignant hyperthermia (MH) including definition, anesthetic and non-anesthetic triggers for MH, signs and symptoms, and treatment of MH. It also discusses the care of an MH susceptible patient while undergoing an elective surgery.


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