Interview patient and review essential data to verify patient readiness for anesthetic. Assists with education of patient and family regarding the anesthetic plan and potential risks of the proposed anesthetic. Prepares patient by starting appropriate access lines and initiating appropriate therapies preoperatively. Prepares the equipment and drugs needed to perform the planned anesthetic. Assists with the induction, maintenance, and emergence phases of the anesthetic plan in accordance with the Anesthesia Care Team guidelines. Ensures the safe transport of the patient to the appropriate post operative area and provides for a smooth transition of care to the post operative nursing staff. Perform those functions necessary to establish and secure adequate ventilation, including intubation for patient throughout the institution as a member of the resuscitation team. Graduate of a CAAHEP approved program for Anesthesiologist Assistants.
Certification from the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologists Assistants.
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