High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Nurse Anesthetists Managing Malignant Hyperthermia: A Quality Improvement Project


Journal Article

© 2018 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Background: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a low-frequency, high-impact event that many certified registered nurse anesthetists may be unprepared to manage due to limited clinical experience. Method: A pretest, posttest, repeated-measures design was used to evaluate whether certified registered nurse anesthetists’ MH knowledge improved immediately after and three months after high-fidelity simulation training. Technical and nontechnical skills were assessed during simulation training. Results: After implementation, mean MH knowledge scores and self-confidence levels remained higher at three-month postimplementation than pretest scores. Conclusion: MH simulation training increased participant's knowledge and self-confidence needed to manage an MH crisis.

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Cited Authors

  • Parsons, SM; Kuszajewski, ML; Merritt, DR; Muckler, VC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 /

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 80

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1876-1399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ecns.2018.10.003

Citation Source

  • Scopus