You Give Me Fever! Removing the Mystery of Malignant Hyperthermia

This presentation will identify and describe the physiological basis of Malignant Hyperthermia and role of the Critical Care team in management and care of the adult patient with this rare but potentially life-threatening condition.  [60 or 75 minutes]

Key Content

  • What is Malignant Hyperthermia?
  • What Do We Know About Malignant Hyperthermia - Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Incidence, Age Groups
  • Clinical Presentation: What Will You See? - Triggers
  • Action Stat! Immediate Priorities for a Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis: In the Operating Room, In the Critical Care Unit
  • Priorities in Management of the Patient with Malignant Hyperthermia: Dantrolene, Mechanical Ventilation, Active Cooling, Possible Complications
  • Future Directions: Diagnostic Testing