What Do Anesthesiologists Do?
Anesthesiologists play an important role in a variety of surgical procedures, as they are responsible for carefully administering general or local anesthetics to patients while monitoring them closely. When using general anesthetics, they must carefully watch all vital signs at all times and communicate this information to the surgeon; for localized anesthetics, they must maintain communication with patients and monitor their comfort levels throughout what are typically out-patient procedures.…Read more
- Administer anesthetic during medical procedures, and monitor the patient to ensure correct dosage.
- Confer with physicians or surgeons to determine post-procedure condition of patient.
- Record type and amount of anesthesia administered, as well as any adverse reactions.