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How long should MHS patients be monitored after uneventful anesthesia?

The patient susceptible to MH undergoing outpatient surgery may be discharged on the day of surgery if the anesthetic has been uneventful. A minimum period of 1.0 hour in PACU monitoring vital signs at least every 15 minutes and an additional hour in phase 2 PACU /step down unit is recommended.

Post Operative Procedure
Post Operative Procedure

Excerpt taken from "Guide to Malignant Hyperthermia in an Anesthesia Setting, Preventing Malignant Hyperthermia"

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