Malignant hyperthermia is a life-threatening reaction to volatile anesthetics and the neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine, which results in high body temperatures. Dantrolene counters the reaction by blocking the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, and reducing the intracellular calcium.
Glucagon Emergency Kit is an an injectable form of glucagon available for treatment of hypoglycemia, beta-blocker overdose, calcium channel overdose, or impacted food bolus. Knowing how to preparation the Glucagon Emergency Kit is time critical knowledge in the ED.
Some of the newest shortages that physicians are facing is droperidol and atropine. At my institution droperidol is widely used (over 900 doses per month) for treatment of acute migrainous headaches, antiemetic, and agitation. Atropine is a nonselective muscarinic acetylcholinergic