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Anesthesia - Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2016

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J U LY 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 1 7 A re you confident your staff could handle a malignant hyperther- mia crisis? Although you won't know for certain until they experience the pulse-pounding pressure of racing against time during an actual life-or-death event, you can organize realistic drills that have your staff run through the response protocols Courtney Yost, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA | Irving, Texas Stay on Guard Against Malignant Hyperthermia The best drills simulate the urgency of a real life-or-death crisis. • MIXED BLESSING Using expired dantro- lene, which can be physically demanding to reconstitute, helps make simulations as realistic as possible.

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