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Treatment is predicated upon preparation for a rare event. Every anesthetic must be associated with a plan for treatment of unanticipated MH. With the plan in place, treatment can be prompt and lifesaving. Prompt recognition of the signs of MH is essential to an optimal outcome. Preparedness is essential to prevent death from MH.
In addition to an anesthesia machine (if used), ECG monitor, pulse oximeter and capnometer, all locations where general anesthesia is administered should contain:
Beware of unintentional hypothermia! Stop cooling measures when temperature falls to 38°C
An MH cart or kit containing the required drugs, equipment, supplies and forms should be immediately accessible to operating rooms.