What Does An Anesthesiologist Do
Anesthesiologist : Roles and Responsibilities
Proper health care and surgery is a team work, the players involved in a surgical procedure comprises of a surgeon, a nurse, an anesthetist and their operating tools. A surgery becomes effective if all these players deliver their roles to perfection. An anesthesiologist widely referred as anesthetist is some one who is trained in anesthesia and pre operative medicine. Anesthetist plays a vital role in a surgical procedure. A surgery can be done with general anesthesia, local anesthesia and regional anesthesia. An anesthestist will select the type after having a discussion with the surgeon. The main roles and responsibilities of an anesthesiologist are,
1) Assessing the physical conditions of the patient before surgery : An anesthetist will decide about the type of anesthesia required for a patient during the surgery. He decides this by checking the patient’s medical conditions, medications he is taking and the type of surgery. He also discusses with the surgeon to decide the best anesthesia they can give to the patient.
2) Injecting anesthesia on the patient : Anesthesiologist is determined to administering anesthesia on the patient before surgery. Most of the anesthesia will be administered intravenously.He has to be with the surgeon for checking the vital functions of the patient through out the surgery. He will check the heart beat rate, breathing rhythm and blood pressure of the patient during the time of surgery.
4) Giving sedations to patients : Anesthetists are determined to give sedations to patients who will be bed ridden in intensive care units before and after their surgery. They have to check the patient on a regular basis and have to give sedation upon the surgeon’s instruction.
A surgery is a life saving procedure and all the people involved in this are life saving angels, either it may be a doctor, a nurse or an anesthesiologist.