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Lecture Overview

A rare reaction with a potentially fatal outcome, Erin Wakefield describes the genetic condition that is malignant hyperthermia. This crucial lecture draws awareness to the life-saving knowledge health professionals need to have in time-pressured situations.


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Erin Wakefield

Erin Wakefield has recently completed a Master of Nursing via Research. She holds Post Graduate qualifications in Clinical Simulation and Perioperative Nursing. Erin has been a perioperative nurse for over 20 years, and is currently enjoying teaching in the tertiary sector. She has worked in the private, public, remote and metro perioperative settings, and counts as a career highlight working in northern Kenya for Red Cross as a theatre manager. Erin has a true passion for empowering nurses through education. She is a strong advocate for graduate nurses in the perioperative setting, in particular through development of an invested preceptorship team, and creation of a safe learning environment. Her other professional interests include multi-disciplinary simulation, research, and creating a positive learning culture through interactive, hands on and engaging educational initiatives. See Educator Profile


36 Total Rating(s)
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Matthew Thompson
26 Nov 2019

Good talk

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Caroline Jenkins
16 Nov 2019

I found this a very interesting topic as I had no prior knowledge of this condition.

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Paul Hudson
13 Nov 2019

Thank you for presenting a very important engaging topic.

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Steven Picknell
22 Oct 2019

This resource was fantastic I feel more confident now with any MH patients I may encounter due to some new knowledge gained.

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Dianne Paddock
23 Sep 2019

Excellent presentation

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Chris Gaddes
14 Sep 2019

MH is Rarely seen in the paramedical setting, however with rapid deterioration possible and patients having increased RSI in the field by helicopter doctors it is becoming a more relevant area on road Paramedics May be exposed too.

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Lynette Felix
11 Sep 2019

Good presentation,well worth recommendation to other health professionals .

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Alison McKeough
30 Aug 2019

Very engaging!

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Trixie Dutton
12 Aug 2019

Good brief overview of malignant hyperthermia

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Mary Anne Mercado
02 Aug 2019

Highly recommended; good source information