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OSE_1309_part2_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:22 PM Page 64 Awards S p o n s o r e d by PRACTICE ROUND Nurse Manager Jane Bell, RN, BSN, (left) and Quality Improvement Coordinator Jennifer Taylor, LVN, practice drawing up dantrolene while Lead Sterile Processing Tech Brenda Neighbors, CASSPT, charts how much is administered during this mock drill. Patient Safety If malignant hyperthermia ever strikes, the team at Cityview Surgery Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is ready. H er supply of dantrolene was about to expire. Rather than let the vials go to waste, Jane Bell, RN, BSN, the nurse manager at Cityview Surgery Center in Fort Worth, Texas, had a better idea: Let's have an in-service where we can all practice drawing the dantrolene up. "We want to be as prepared as possible in the event of an emergency," says Ms. Bell. Malignant hyperthermia can strike the patient under your care at any time and without warning. Once MH strikes, time is of the essence. Do you really want an MH crisis to be the first time your staff draws up dantrolene, the rescue agent used to treat potentially deadly MH? Definitely not, says Ms. Bell. She wanted her OR staff comfortable with the labor-intensive reconstituting process. She wanted them 6 4 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013 Cityview Surgery Center, Fort Worth, Texas 2013

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