Malignant hyperthermia Journal Article


Authors: Long, M.; Ross, J.
Article Title: Malignant hyperthermia
Abstract: With the increase in need for anesthesia services outside the operating room, nonoperating room personnel are exposed to situations unique to the surgical environment. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited genetic disorder that is triggered specifically by drugs and gases used to induce and maintain anesthesia. If left untreated, this disorder can progress into a cascade of events that can ultimately lead to death. The purpose of this review is to provide radiology and imaging personnel with the knowledge to assist anesthesia providers in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of MH. © 2017 Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
Keywords: anesthesia; dantrolene; radiology nursing; malignant hyperthermia; out of the operating room; radiology & imaging
Journal Title: Journal of Radiology Nursing
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1546-0843
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2017-09-01
Start Page: 152
End Page: 157
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.jradnu.2017.07.005
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 2 October 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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