[Image: masthead]

24-HOUR MH HOTLINE

800-644-9737

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

24-HOUR MH HOTLINE: 800-644-9737
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

Who Should Stock Dantrolene?

All facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and offices, where MH triggering anesthetics (isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane) and depolarizing muscle relaxants (succinylcholine) are administered, should stock dantrolene as indicated below, along with the other drugs and devices necessary to treat an MH reaction. If none of these agents are ever in use in the facility, then dantrolene need not be kept on hand.<

Succinylcholine is a potentially life-saving medication used to treat upper airway obstruction, and should be immediately available in any facility that administers anesthesia or sedative agents that have the potential to cause airway obstruction. In the absence of succinylcholine, practitioners should be prepared to administer an immediate-acting paralytic agent to treat life-threatening airway obstruction.

Watch this video FAQ for more information.

FAQ Video: Temperature Range For Refrigerated Supplies
FAQ Video: Temperature Range For Refrigerated Supplies

Does MHAUS state a specific temperature range for refrigerated supplies for an MH event?

This item filed in the following categories:
  • Dantrolene
  • Stocking an MH Cart
The mission of MHAUS is to promote optimum care and
scientific understanding of MH and related disorders.