Malignant hyperthermia is a life-threatening reaction to specific anaesthetic drugs.
Extreme reactions can manifest in a variety of ways, but they always involve a rise in core body temperature, muscle rigidity or spasms, and a pounding heart rate. (Source)
How To Remember The Malignant Hyperthermia Treatment
Malignant Hyperthermia Treatment
- IV Fluids and cooling blanket
- Glucose and insulin
- Fluid output monitoring
- Stop triggering agents
- Dantrolene (2.5mg/kg)
Mnemonic: “BIG buFF SHoulDer“
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Malignant Hyperthermia Treatment
Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.