By: Sophia Thibert
What does an Anesthesiologist do?
Anesthesiologists are responsible for the safety of the patients before, during and after the surgery. Once you have entered the operating room the anesthesiologist won’t leave your sight until you are safe and stable and the anesthesia is working. During surgery, anesthesiologists measure your blood pressure, heart rhythm, the amount of oxygen in your blood as well as your level of consciousness. Also, the anesthesiologist keeps the patient asleep or unconscious during surgery by using a few or several anesthetic drugs. If a patient during surgery undergoes a problem, the anesthesiologist is the one to correct the problem. After the surgery, the anesthesiologist goes to check on the patient to see if the anesthesia has worn off and they decide when the patient is ready to move out of the recovery room.
Why I chose this career
I chose this career because my dad is an Anesthesiologist and because this interests me. Also, I liked the fact that this job is dealing with people and helping them through it. You get to work with them before, after and during the surgery so you can tell them everything that happened and what will in the future.
The skills needed in this career is being able to work and deal with people that are bleeding and vomiting. Also, they need to know how to work quickly while being under pressure.
Pictures of the Anesthesiologist at work
What branch of science does this career fall under?
Something I found interesting
Something I found interesting about this career was that they get to watch each surgery while performing and watching certain things (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.). Also, I liked that they get to be with the patient before, during and after the surgery. Last, I found it very cool that a hospital couldn't run without an anesthesiologist.