Malignant Hyperthermia Post Presentation Quiz

This quiz is designed to be taken following the presentation on Malignant Hyperthermia. The presentation and the quiz were developed by nurse anesthetist students Tina Moring and Cheryl St. Onge in August 2011.

A score of 80% is required to receive continuing education credit towards your Maine EMS license.

Providers at the First Responder and EMT-Basic level will receive 1 hour of BLS Topics for successfully completing the learning module and the quiz.

EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics will receive 1 hour of ALS Topics for completing the learning module and the quiz.

Once your quiz is submitted it will be scored by the Tri-County EMS Regional Office staff. Quizzes will be scored on a weekly basis. Providers who receive a score of 80% or greater will receive a proof of completion certificate by email. In addition, once each month a CEH completion roster will be sent to Maine EMS.

Providers who score less than 80% will also be notified by email and will be encouraged to repeat the learning module and take the quiz again.

If you have any questions, please call the regional office at 207 795-2880, Mon through Fri 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The Quiz consists of 7 multiple choice questions and 3 True/False questions. There is one correct response for each question.

* 1. Malignant Hyperthermia is caused by the abnormal release of____________.

* 2. Which is a common trigger for Malignant Hyperthermia?

* 3. All of the following are signs/symptoms of a Malignant Hyperthermia crisis except

* 4. If someone has the genetic predisposition for Malignant Hyperthermia, they will always show signs of the syndrome upon their first exposure to a triggering agent?

* 5. The recommended dosing of Dantrolene for the initial treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia is?

* 6. Malignant Hyperthermia only occurs in hospitals.

* 7. As an EMS provider, it is important to be aware of which patient data points?

* 8. All of the following medications can be used to address dysrhythmias in Malignant Hyperthermia crisis except:

* 9. During a Malignant Hyperthermia crisis, it is important to cool the patient until their temperature is 36.5 degrees celsius.

* 10. What is the minimum size IV that should be started for a patient in a Malignant Hyperthermia crisis?

* 11. The following information must be completed for you to receive your Maine EMS CEH credit for completing this module and quiz.