Anesthesiologist Role

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Absolute, definitive answers are often very misleading. Especially in medical science. Considering that with rampant innovation taking place in medical science, specialties are integrating and specialists are collaborating to find improved treatment procedures and cures, there are some specialties that, to people, have failed to rise above traditional expectations.
And the one specialty it holds true for most definitively is that of anesthesiologists. Ask anyone about the roles and responsibilities of an anesthesiologist and the answer will be – sedating the patient during surgery. In this article therefore, we will debunk established ideas and discuss the evolving role of anesthesiologists and how they are doing more than sedating patients.
Assistance in resolving medical emergencies
The anesthesiologist is not just a specialist in sedating patients during emergencies but also takes action in medical emergencies. Hospitals across countries have critical care units and anesthesiologists are qualified to coordinate and offer care to patients in emergencies and critical care units. Based on the criticality of the patient and the nature of emergency (breathing problems, heart attack, low blood pressure etc.), they offer the necessary corrective action. This usually includes offering airway management, pain medicine and advanced life support
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It’s therefore obvious that with time the role of the modern anesthesiologist have evolved to more than basic sedation. Outside the OR, anesthesiologists today are involved in gastrointestinal endoscopy, lithotripsy, angioplasty procedures, radiological imaging and more other advanced medical procedures. They can additionally supervise nurse anesthetics specially while administering advanced pain medicine, participate in R&D procedures, and do

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