MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA(MH). MH DEFINED. A clinical syndrome of markedly accelerated metabolic state characterized by fever(could go as high as 110 degrees F/43.3 degrees C) tachycardia,tachypnea,cyanosis, and hypercarbia.
Perioperative nurses should ensure that important parameters, including end-tidal CO2,pulse oxymetry, and temperature be monitored for all pt’s
If MH is suspected perioperative nurses should be prepared to measure additional hemodynamics,including invasive blood pressure monitoring,CVP monitoring, and urine output