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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2019

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J U L Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 3 T he anesthesiologist stirs and looks up at the capnograph, watching as the patient's end- tidal CO 2 climbs steadily past 55 mmHg. Not good, he thinks, his brow furrowing with the first traces of con- cern. He reaches out and tries to open the patient's jaw, but the rigid masseter muscle has forced it shut. The anesthesiologist anx- iously glances over his shoulder at the vital signs monitor and zeroes in on the patient's Visit the MHAUS web- site (mhaus.org) for more information about preparing for an MH event. MHAUS experts are always available on the MH hotline (800- 644-9737) to offer real-time guidance during an emergency. FYI Mike Morsch | Associate Editor How to Stock Your MH Carts Your staff needs easy access to rescue medications and essential supplies when the patient's life hangs in the balance. • GROUP EFFORT Surgical teams preparing to manage an MH crisis must have access to an organized MH cart. Jonathan Rodriguez/UNC REX Healthcare

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