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Incorporating Malignant Hyperthermia Education into the Lutheran Health Network Nurse Residency Week Public Deposited

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Kyle Stevens. Incorporating Malignant Hyperthermia Education Into the Lutheran Health Network Nurse Residency Week. . 2820. https://saint-francis.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/f86a472b-122e-4ee3-b68b-08f3d1855e06?locale=en

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Kyle Stevens. (2820). Incorporating Malignant Hyperthermia Education into the Lutheran Health Network Nurse Residency Week. https://saint-francis.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/f86a472b-122e-4ee3-b68b-08f3d1855e06?locale=en

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Kyle Stevens. Incorporating Malignant Hyperthermia Education Into the Lutheran Health Network Nurse Residency Week. 2820. https://saint-francis.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/f86a472b-122e-4ee3-b68b-08f3d1855e06?locale=en

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  • Background Research indicates clinician knowledge on managing rare events, such as Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), decreases over time, and new nurses are not adequately prepared to manage deteriorating patients in practice. Malignant hyperthermia is an infrequent medical event, but it can lead to devastating consequences. This rare disease can occur in multiple hospital units. To improve patient outcomes, nurses must understand MH can occur in multiple settings and recognize MH events early so treatment can be initiated. The Lutheran Health Network (LHN) identified a need for newly hired nurses to receive educational training on MH identification. Methodology This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project was an evidencebased quality improvement project designed to increase nursing knowledge on identification and treatment of MH. This project included an in-person MH educational intervention for newly hired OR and PACU nurses during nurse residency week. Participants completed a demographic questionnaire followed by a pre-test survey to assess MH knowledge. Then an educational MH intervention was administered. After the intervention, a post-test was administered to the participants. Data was collected from demographic questionnaires and the pre-test and post-test scores. Findings Five aims were used to identify if there was an increase in MH knowledge from the pre-test to post-test scores. As a group, the average percent change increase for all five aims was 152%. The average percent change increase for each question on the post-test was 139%. Conclusions and Implications The findings reveal that an educational intervention as used in this DNP project can increase nursing knowledge on MH. Incorporating this MH DNP project into LHN’s nurse residency week is recommended. Furthermore, experienced nurses may benefit from completing an educational intervention as in this project.
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