anaesthetist

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anaesthetist

1. Brit a qualified doctor specializing in the administration of anaesthetics
2. US a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician
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After implementation of the new policy, about 20%-30% of the procedures in the New York area would still use an anesthesiologist and be covered, he estimated.
Indeed, it has been suggested that brain monitoring may actually increase the incidence of anesthesia awareness by encouraging the anesthesiologist to administer only enough anesthetic to keep the patient "just barely" asleep.
DO ANESTHESIOLOGISTS WHO HAVE CRNAs WORKING UNDER THEIR SUPERVISION HAVE VICARIOUS LIABILITY FOR THEM?
According to a large, six-month study presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, seeing an anesthesiologist well before a surgical procedure significantly improved patient satisfaction and safety, and kept hospitalization costs down.
Presently, there are only two anesthesiologists are available in this maternity hospital in morning shift out of which one is set to retire within few weeks.
Facilities were classified as predominantly anesthesiologist when 80% or more of the facility's anesthesia claims were anesthesiologist alone, as predominantly CRNA when 80% or more of the facility's anesthesia claims were CRNA alone, and as team if the facility's claims did not reach either of these thresholds.
The plaintiffs alleged that the anesthesiologist deviated from the standard of care when he failed to adequately appreciate the anatomy around the eye when administering block injections; failed to use the proper angle and technique when administering the block injections; failed to undergo adequate training in how to properly administer eye blocks; and failed to offer less intrusive anesthesia techniques, such as topical (needleless) anesthesia.
Trained anesthetic assistance / nurse should be present to help anesthesiologist where patients are being anesthetized.