24-HOUR MH HOTLINE

800-644-9737

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

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Managing An MH Crisis

During an MH Crisis

Healthcare Professionals:
CALL the MH 24-hour Hotline (for emergencies only)

  • United States: 1+800-644-9737
  • Outside the US: 00+1+209-417-3722

Start Emergency Therapy for MH Acute Phase Treatment

  1. Discontinue volatile agents and succinylcholine; Get help; Get Dantrolene; Notify surgeon;
  2. Dantrolene Sodium for Injection 2.5 mg/kg rapidly IV through large-bore IV, if possible;
  3. Bicarbonate for metabolic acidosis;
  4. Cool the patient;
  5. Dysrhythmias: usually responds to treatment of acidosis and hyperkalemia;
  6. Hyperkalemia;
  7. Follow: ETCO2, electrolytes, blood gasses, CK, serum myoglobin, core temperature, urine output and color, and coagulation studies.

MH Crisis Resources