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I remember being wheeled into the surgery room. Even though I was five I was feeling pretty relaxed–or perhaps that was because I was five. The anesthesiologist was so nice! First, they practiced on my stuffed dog. Then they let me try. I remember the anesthesia smelled like cherry smoke. So thanks pediatric anesthesiologists for being so cool, five-year-olds of the world really appreciate you.
Anesthesiologists are important parts of a surgical team who assist surgeons before, during and after surgery in order to make sure the patient is fit and ready for surgery. Of course, they also prep and monitor the anesthesia, which in most cases helps keep patients comfortable and healthy. Anesthetics are medical drugs which prevent patients from feeling any pain during the procedure and the anesthesiologist is the one who allows this to happen under their watchful eye. Anesthesia controls nerves, heartbeats, breathing and blood pressure and can make you fall asleep.
According to MyPlan, the multitasking day of the anesthesiologist includes: first examining the patient and going through whole medical history in order to conclude if the patient is fit for receiving anesthesia and to undergo surgery. That includes medical exams, X-ray, blood analysis. Then they determine the type and the amount of anesthesia that the patient is going to receive before the surgery.
There are few types of anesthesia:
1. Local- local anesthesia is used for smaller procedures in order to numb only the part of the body which is under the procedure.
2. Regional- is for numbing the whole area of the body. The patient might also get the medicine to fall asleep, but is not always necessary. There is peripheral – for arms, hands, legs, face, and epidural which is given near spine and blocks feelings from stomach, hips, and legs.
3. General- affects both brain and the whole body. The patient is unconscious and might not remember anything. The patient can get it intravenously or by breathing.
During the surgery, anesthesiologist needs to keep his eyes on the monitor to watch the vital signs of the patient and report even the slightest changes, as well as look at the effect of the anesthetics overall. After the surgery, he or she controls the pain medications that patient receives and runs the tests to check the patient’s condition. Also, they are in charge of transferring the patients from shock-rooms or intensive care to other sections.
Because of all the responsibility they have, anesthesiologists represent one of the highest-paid medical staff in whole hospital collective.
In case you were wondering how to become an anesthesiologist, US News has the answer to that question. After your undergraduate degree, the applicant needs to pass MCAT (medical college admission test) and apply to med school. Once being accepted they must complete med school at one of the 141 MD-granting schools. Next, after their MD, they have to pass USMLE (the United State Medical Licensing Education) and start an internship which lasts a year, and then they need to attend a 3-year residency. After the training and on the job practice, the new anesthesiologist will be ready to take the test at the American Board of Anesthesiology, which offers a board certification exam.
According to the Study schools with best anesthesiology programs are Harvard University, John Hopkins University in Baltimore, New York University, Ohio State University and UCLA located in Los Angeles. After you become a licensed anesthesiologist, all you are left to do is find a job. If you are interested in a career in this field we also recommend you check out 11 Highest Paying States for Anesthesiologists, which covers a different angle. We have discovered the 25 best states for anesthesiologists based on information we found on PayScale, Salary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and MIT’s living wage calculator We ranked based on average salary, the number of open jobs and living costs for every state.