The Job of an Anesthesiologist
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FDA Issues Class I Recall for Mindray A3 and A5 Anesthesia ...

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a class 1 recall for Mindray A3 and A5 Anesthesia Delivery System. The move was taken by the agency after discovering the fact that the device may have a gasket ...
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Anesthesia is considered as the practice of administering drug and medicines either by injection or by breathing in that produce a state of unconsciousness that eliminates all sensations including the feeling of pain and other unpleasant sensations, which allows medical and surgical procedures to be undertaken without causing undue distress or discomfort. The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a class 1 recall for Mindray A3 and A5 Anesthesia Delivery System. The move was taken by the agency after discovering the fact that the device may have a gasket leak that may led to an interruption of or inadequate patient anesthesia and ventilation, temporary or permanent patient injury, or death. The gasket leak could also cause injury to bystanders and operating room personnel due to exposure from leaking anesthesia gases. According to the company, as of November 14, 2012, approximately 70% of units affected by this action were corrected.

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North American Partners in Anesthesia Regional Director Named ...

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, is proud to ...
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     Made up of approximately 4,000 anesthesiologists, the NYSSA is an organization of physicians and scientists decoted to advancing the specialty of anesthesiology and providing the safest and highest quality patient care to the citizens of New York State. In addition, the society is responsible for holding the second largest Anesthesia education meeting in the World, the PostGraduate Assembly (PGA). Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. In his new role, Dr. Simon is charged with overseeing all aspects of the society in addition to continuing their national efforts as a partner of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).  His presidency term succeeds another NAPA anesthesiologist, Salvatore G. Vitale, MD, Director, Cardiac Anesthesia at Westchester Medical Center.

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Cian Moore's comment, January 13, 2013 11:48 PM
After reading Sommer's insight and the article itself, I found myself thinking, will anesthesia be a popular field in the future. I never knew that the anesthesiologists played such a huge role in our community, and I certainly never knew about the NYSSA; however, Sommer’s judgment of the article has really opened my eyes. The job description sounds like it could be my type of work, and it may be the work of tomorrow as well. Dr. Michael B. Simon sounds very like a very prominent man, with a high hope that huge medical changes will occur in the very near future, and from what I have read, a lot more medical students to be interested in the job of an anesthesiologist. With only a mere 4000 anesthesiologist in the NYSSA, I myself have high expectations that there will be many more of our anesthetic delivering assistants. With all of the organizations out there for anesthesiologists such as the PGA, the NAPA, and the ASA, thing huge network of anesthesiologists are well protected, as they are involved in the biggest organizations for this type of work.
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How to Become an Anesthesiologist - Anesthesiologist Salary ...

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How to Become an Anesthesiologist. Anesthesiology is interesting and challenging field of study. No surgical operation will be conducted without anesthesiologist's control. However, to become an anesthesiologist you will ...
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     Anesthesiology is interesting and challenging. It is used in many surgical proceudres. However, to become an anesthesiologist you will spend much time and efforts. An undergraduate education is needed and you must become a doctor of medicine first. Your anesthesiologist career starts only after graduation from medical school with M.D. degree. To become an anesthesiologist you will spend four more years. As you can see, anesthesiologist education takes 12 years in general. However, the time spent for studying pays back in future: anesthesiologists receive one of the highest salaries in medical field. Resident training for anesthesiologists includes one year of medical or surgical internship and three years of anesthesiologist education itself. To become a licensed anesthesiologist you will have to undergo a couple certification stages. The initial step is the UMLE. You will have to pass this exam after the graduation from medical school. It is definitely not easy job to perform, you will be responsible for people's lives, so you must be well-educated and perfectly trained.

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Igor Stakhnyuk's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:40 AM

I chose this article because it best describes the schooling and what you need to go through to become an anesthesiologist. It talks about the ceritificates required and medical school.

Melanie P's curator insight, March 10, 2015 12:52 PM

This was a great article for me, especially given that I am about to enter college. this article outlines the required steps a student of anesthesiology needs to take in order to find a job within the field. One of the most relevant items mentioned was getting an undergraduate degree. Seeing as I am not sure about what career path I am going to go down (aerospace or anesthesiology), it was good to read what the article had to say about an undergraduate degree for someone considering medical school. I plan to major in mechanical engineering so my options remain open on where I can take my life. The article says that one can major in anything they like, but make sure that one takes biology, anatomy, physics and math. Mechanical engineering will cover physics and math, and the university requires biology. Anatomy could easily be worked into my schedule as an elective class. This article also talks about medical school placement tests and the duration of medical studies and practice before a student can practice anesthesiology on his or her own. This process takes around 12 years. That's a long time! One thing I know about myself though is, I love to learn, and I want to make sure I am going to do the best possible job I can do within my field. If that means extensive study, so be it. I look forward to a lengthy education because I know that the benefits will far outweigh the costs. 

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     Since its first use in 1846, anesthesia has allowed for many medical triumphs. Many different major surgeries are performed under anesthesia and the patient feels and remembers nothing. Or do they?

     Tens of thousands of patients each year in the United States alone wake up at some point during surgery. Since their eyes are taped shut and their bodies are usually paralyzed, they are not able to make the medical staff around them aware of their condition. The medical world has been forced to face how little we really know about anesthesia’s effects on the brain.

     Linda Campbell was not quite 4 years old when her appendix burst. She had surgery, which was thought to be quite successful. But after surgery, her mother saw an extreme shift in her behavior. This went on for a long time until Campbell was able to alert her family of her memories from the operating room of pain, which she should not have experienced or remembered. 

     Unfortunately, many cases like this happen to patients every year. Anesthesia is often taken for granted in medicine today, both by health professionals and by the tens of millions of Americans who undergo surgery each year.

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Juliabonadonna's comment, January 13, 2013 10:19 PM
The information I just read was about anesthesiology and what affect it has on the brain. The article states that some people wake up during surgery and can feel pain but their bodies are paralyzed and their eyelids are taped shut. The article also states that, a girl Linda Campbell had to have surgery because her appendix burst. She wasn’t nearly four years old left and she had woken up during surgery and how after the surgery she never quite acted the same again and that their was a shift in her behavior and that when she was older she was finally able to tell her family about the pain that she felt when she was awake during surgery. Sometimes doctors aren’t aware that it is possible for patients to wake up during surgery but are not in a condition where they can warn the doctor of their ability to feel what is going on. In my prior knowledge I know that, the role of the anesthesiologist in the operating room is to, provide medical assessment of the patient; monitor and control unconsciousness, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing and making sure the patient is safe during surgery. I that Sommer did a really great interpretation of the article and described it really well.
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Peds Group Outlines Global Anesthesia Needs - Anesthesiology News

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Anesthesiology News Peds Group Outlines Global Anesthesia Needs Anesthesiology News image Washington—Presenters at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's first International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia asked anesthesiologists to open their...
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     Presenters at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s first International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia asked anesthesiologists to support the efforts to provide safe anesthesia to children worldwide. Johns Hopkins intensivist Peter Pronovost kicked off the meeting, asking the more than 700 attendees to take ownership of improving pediatric patient safety, starting with writing the words, “I will.” At Hopkins, Dr. Pronovost helped implement a five-step checklist and a culture of safety that reduced the rate of central-line catheter infections in ICUs there from nearly 12% in 1998 to almost none today. The work was conducted widely after the death of an 18-month-old girl at the hospital in 2001 from an error that certainly could have been prevented.

Dr. Pronovost asked anesthesiologists to adopt at least one measure in their own settings, such as creating a comprehensive unit-based safety team in their operating room, learning from one defect in their settings, expanding peer-to-peer review or brainstorming a list of potential patient harms.

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Medical Doctor - Anesthesia Job, Timergara, Medecins Sans ...

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PROJECT LOCATION: TIMURGARA, LOWER DIR (KPK)Specific Duties:Patient care, Operation Theatre (OT)Pre-operative ConsultationAssess the anesthesia riskChoose.
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     As an anesthesiologits, you must conduct a preoperative consultation. Choose and propose the best anesthetic procedure based on MSF protocols and recommendations, stabilize and prepare the patient. Propose a pre-medication if needed (has to be exceptional). Obtain the formal approval of the patient. Possibility to cancel or postpone the surgery, after discussion with the surgeon. Anesthesia and per (intra) operative period. Provide the best comfort to the patient, by avoiding pain, anxiety, cold, etc. Facilitate and strength the surgical act, by providing the best anesthetic management, in accordance with the surgical procedure and the patient: (a) General anesthesia (intravenous or inhalation, intubated or non-intubated); (b) Regional anesthesia. Keep the best homeostasis of the patient by constant checking, follow-up of the patient and correction of his/her vital function if necessary. Collaboration in implementing the quality of blood transfusion according to MSF protocols. Post operative care programmed for delegation and follow-up according to MSF protocols and recommendations: Prescription and starting of treatment at the end of surgical act, Systematic pain protocol and antibiotic protocol, Infusion, diet, Correct position and mobilization, Follow up of vital signs and tubes, drains, and Do post operative rounds and follow-up.

 

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Melanie P's curator insight, March 10, 2015 12:43 PM

This article isn't long or complicated, but concisely overviews the job of an anesthesiologist. It features a list of job requirements and expectations, which is helpful to me because I don't have to read a long article with complicated jargon to understand what will one day be expected of me. I really like that comprehensive aspect of the article. Additionally, the article goes through every aspect of the job, from pre-operation care, to post-operation care, to malpractice lawsuit procedure. This gives me foresight into the types of situations I will be encountering as an anesthesiologist. This article could be a helpful reference tool for me in the years to come (if I decide on this course of study) because it can quickly remind me the skills I will need to be successful within the field. 

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How To Become An Anesthesiologist | Job Aspects

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People shall get information about the income, job outline, and also certification necessary for this sort of career. There is furthermore suggestions about what someone must expect by selecting the following vocation.
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     To become an anesthesiologist you have to obtain a top degree amount of M.D. The first test is considered the eligibility test known seeing that MCAT to the students within US to obtain admission within a health college or university of the choice where they will go after his or her desires for being an anesthesiologist. Once the student is definitely through the following examination, and also completes his M.D. within four years, he needs to take United States Of America Health care Licensing Assessment leading to MD. Also, the Clinical Expertise test the place you need to connect to individuals symbolizing real clients and show the communication knowledge and also clinical cognition. The medical school graduates which have went to the following far where he are going to be wanted to find out an affected individual right in the really beginning, make analysis, and also provide the prescription. The following test inside how to be some sort of anesthesiologist is considered the Anesthesiology Licensing Test, that is necessary to practice anesthesiology. The American Board of Anesthesiology compiles as well as proctors the test that is held inside two parts. The above mentioned will be the initial examinations.

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victoria knapik's comment, January 13, 2013 9:58 PM
In Sommer's insight, she gave a very detailed overview of how to become and anesthesiologist. You might think it's an easy job but once you read through this, you'll definitely change your mind. The goal of this article was to let the reader know, what you would have to go through to be in this career. She did a good job pointing out the obvious and not making it difficult for the reader. After reading this article, I don't really know if I would like to become an anesthesiologist. Before reading this I thought it was a really easy job. However, after undergoing all of the test and getting all those medical degrees, I'm not sure if I would enjoy the job. If it wouldn't take up so much time, I would consider having this job because it's something different then the usual. I'm actually surprised by all the work a person has to undergo to receive their degree. Although for someone who really enjoys this job, I don't think they would mind how long it takes.