The inherited muscle disorder Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is most often triggered by certain anesthetic drugs leading to a life-threatening crisis that requires prompt, specific treatment.Â In rare cases, MH may also be triggered by heat and exercise. This conference is for patients, healthcare professionals, students, and family, families and the public interested in the basics on how recognize, diagnose, and treat Malignant Hyperthermia. Happening 10 am to 4 pm on November 10, 2012 at Saint Barnabas Health Medical Center located in Livingston,Â NJ.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
The incidence of MH is low, but, if untreated, the mortality rate is high. Introduction of a treatment drug and advances in the understanding of MH have saved many lives since the syndrome was first described in the 1960s.
About the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS): Founded in 1981 MHAUS promotes optimum care and scientific understanding of MH and related disorders by encouraging healthcare professionals and patients and families to prepare for MH through education and testing. See understanding MH video.Â MH is fast acting and minutes count during a potentially fatal MH crisis, the MH Hotline provides healthcare professionals with access to anesthesiologists who specialize in MH crisis treatment 24-hours a day. More at www.mhaus.org.
For more information contact: Fay by phone at: 607-674-7901 ext 207 or by email at [email protected]