Alabama Department of Labor

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SOC: 29-1061 Anesthesiologists
Administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications. Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure. Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery. Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods. Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures. Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility. Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation. Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery. Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain. Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures. Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions. Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery. Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures. Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports. Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers. Instruct individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
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