APP Week: Malignant Hyperthermia October 20,2021

October 20, 2021

Anesthesia Track:

10/18

6am: Congenital Heart Disease; Susan Kelly, CRNA and Dana Zelder, CRNA

10/20

11am: Malignant Hyperthermia

10/21

1:30pm: Parental Presence: Finding the best Scenario for each Family; Jennifer Kundick CRNA

Target Audience

Nursing

Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

Recognize the signs of malignant hyperthermia

Describe the management of malignant hyperthermia

List three resources related to malignant hyperthermia

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/20/2021
Course expires: 
12/30/2021
Event starts: 
10/20/2021 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
10/20/2021 - 12:00pm
Rating: 
0

Gap Analysis:

 

Title

Malignant Hyperthermia

 

Describe the current problems in practice…

Need for ongoing education in regards to the diagnosis and treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), especially for healthcare providers outside of anesthesia.

Limited insight that a lack of knowledge on MH has life-and-death significance for those patients affected.

 

Please describe how this activity will impact the interprofessional healthcare team, if at all

Offer information to help APPs identify signs, symptoms and diagnosing practices of MH.

Offer information to help APPs identify the treatment for MH.

Offer information to help APPs recognize specific medications to treat MH.

Offer additional resources available to APPs related to the disease.

 

Gaps

Lack of knowledge and understanding of the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of MH.

Lack of knowledge related to the treatment of a MH crisis, especially specific medications.

Lack of Knowledge related to the understanding of MH susceptibility and its effect on patient care and medical management.

Lack of exposure to resources related to MH.

 

Gap is in

Knowledge

 

Objectives:

Recognize the signs of malignant hyperthermia

Describe the management of malignant hyperthermia

List three resources related to malignant hyperthermia

 

Faculty Disclosure 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose. 

Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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