I was told by one of the PACU nurses the other day that the risk for development of malignant hyperthermia extends to 2 hours post-op. This patient had a family (but not personal) history of MH. In recovery they had been taking a temp every fifteen minutes as a precaution. I continued to do so for the first hour that my patient was on the floor, but I question whether this was necessary.
Can anyone provide me (a floor nurse) with some guidance with regards to this type of situation? TIA