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What does a typical day look like for an anesthesiologist?

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Dan’s Answer

As a surgeon, I work with anesthesiologists every day. Surgery usually starts around 7:30am, so anesthesiologists need to be up early and ready to go by 7:00am. Before surgery, they meet with the patient and their family, review the medical history and explain the type of anesthetic the patient will receive. Once in the operating room, they are responsible for putting the patient asleep and monitoring their condition throughout the operation, waking the patient up and taking them to the recovery room. This is more complicated then it sounds and a great anesthesiologist is worth their weight in gold to the patient and the surgeon.
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Thomas’s Answer

"On a daily basis, Anesthesiologists record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure. They decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.

A typical day for an Anesthesiologist will also include:

Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation."

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