Friday, June 22, 2012

Role of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are physicians trained in anesthesia and preoperative medicine. They are the anesthesia specialist who has successfully completed a training program in anesthesiology. They have acquired the skills and knowledge of delivering anesthesia during their training period.

The physicians who are expert in anesthesiology have complete knowledge of medications, medical care disease and how body responds to the stress of surgical operation. Anesthesiologists are specialized in administering the anesthesia directly or as part of an anesthesia team (anesthesiologist assistants or nurse anesthesia).

Role of Anesthesiology Doctors
Anesthesiologists offer medical care to the patients during the surgical procedure. They are responsible for the safe delivery of anesthesia to patients in medical care settings, which include :

  • Evaluation before the surgery
  • Consult with surgical team
  • Airway management
  • Plans for the anesthesia given to patients
  • Provides life support
  • Provide relief form pain before, during and after the surgical procedure
  • Examining patient to determine the type of anesthetic required
Anesthesiologists discuss relevant information with appropriate medical practitioners. They are responsible for recording the amount and type of anesthesia given. Anesthesiology doctors are also responsible for controlling the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and body temperature through continuous monitoring and assessment during the surgical procedure.
If patients have any kind of doubts regarding the anesthetic care, they can ask a doctor who is specialist in anesthesiology. He will provide complete information on benefits, advantages and side effects of anesthesia.


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