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Article Date: 08/07/2012
Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D.
Who Should Be Able To Administer Anesthesia? Anesthesiology Assistants? Nurse Anesthetists?
The most common manner in which anesthesia is administered is in the Anesthesia Care Team approach. The care team consists of anesthesiologists, medical-directing either anesthesiology residents, anesthesiologist assistants or nurse anesthetists. While the technicalities of administering anesthesia are important, far more important is the medical oversight, that can only be provided by a physician. This oversight helps ensure:
Patients are in optimal medical condition prior to anesthesia and surgeryAll medical and surgical conditions are most safely cared for during anesthesia and surgeryAll medical and surgical conditions, as well as possible complications, ... Log in to view full article.