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Malignant hyperthermia crisis

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Malignant hyperthermia is a rare but life-threatening emergency. Successful management of malignant hyperthermia depends upon early diagnosis and treatment. Onset can be within minutes of induction or may be insidious. 

These guidelines cover standard operating procedures for managing such a crisis, task allocations, and recommended contents for your malignant hyperthermia management kit.