Yes, even anesthesiologists need assistance.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in situations such as in a preoperative evaluation, consultation with the surgical team, creation of a plan for the anaesthesia tailored to each individual patient, airway management, intraoperative life support and provision of pain control, intraoperative diagnostic stabilisation, and proper post-operative management of patients. With these complex tasks, they need assistance who are also competent and efficient in providing care and assistance. By becoming the assistant to anesthesiologists take up the duty of administering patient care and aiding in several arena of medical practice. There are several duties that an anesthesiologist’s assistant has to follow through which primarily focus on the aspects of patient care. Here are qualifications on how to become an anesthesiologist’s assistant, the duties they are expected to fulfill as well as the salary they earn.
Duties and Responsibilities
There is that misconception that stems from the fact whether the assistant of an anesthesiologist only administers anesthesia to the patients. The answer is, NO. That is not the ONLY duty that an assistant has to do. Anesthesiologist’s assistants work under the supervision of an anesthesiologist as well as perform all the important duties that come under patient care. Their main duty is to learn to administer anesthesia. But that is done under the supervision of the main anesthesiologist
Furthermore, anesthesiologist’s assistants are responsible for carrying forth preliminary patient care duties such as gathering the patient data, carrying forth laboratory tests and examinations (blood, urine or even x-rays).
They may also be required to monitor the progress of the patients and learn the workings of different life support equipment forms. They have to also learn the correct dosage counts, its importance and the dangers of administering an extra dose to patients.
These are some of the duties that an assistant will undertake and follow through. This job maybe similar to other assistant jobs but it takes someone who has passion and training on patient health care to better pull this off.