Author

Paige Wilson

Date of Award

5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Jill Parker

Abstract

Malignant hyperthermia is a life threatening medical emergency. When individuals with a certain genetic predisposition are exposed to certain pharmaceutical triggering agents, a malignant hyperthermia crisis can occur. If the crisis is not recognized early and symptoms are not treated, the ending result will be patient death. The ability to recognize and intervene in a malignant hyperthermia crisis demonstrates knowledge and confidence by the nurse. Simulation training is an educational tool that nurses can use to increase confidence levels in recognizing and intervening in this type of medical emergency in a safe environment. The findings from this research indicate a significant increase in the confidence level of the nurses prior to and following the simulation training. The results support the use of simulation training in improving nurses’ confidence levels, while preparing them for life threatening emergencies in a safe environment.

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