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Development and evolution of the MHAUS cognitive aid for malignant hyperthermia

Pinyavat, Teeda; Wong, Cynthia; Rosenberg, Henry

Cognitive aids help the stressed practitioner in an emergency setting carry out complex tasks. Ideally, they ensure the completion of key steps and prevent unnecessary ones. Malignant hyperthermia is an emergency event that lends itself to the use of a cognitive aid. Experts associated with the Malignant Hyperthermia Association (MHAUS) first developed a cognitive aid in the form of a “poster” in the mid-1980s.


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BMC Anesthesiology

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September 9, 2014