Anesthesiologists are in charge of provide anesthesia (a pain reducing/eliminating medication) to patients that are going through surgery, to individuals that are in excessive pain from an injury or illnesses and in cases where a medical emergency requires anesthesia, such a patient who is going through cardiac arrest and needs on the spot medical intervention and pain alleviation.
When a patient goes through anesthesia treatment nurse anesthetist will communicate with their patient and educate them about how the anesthesia treatment is going to affect them, answer any medical questions that the patient is concerned about, research the patients medical background history to see whether or not the anesthesia treatment is likely to cause any harmful effects and make sure the patients body will accept the medication.
Anesthesiologists also monitor the vital signs of their patient, check blood pressure, overall body temperature and breathing patterns, and customize the patients treatment to their individual needs to safeguard the patients health and establish excellent medical care during the process of the treatment and during necessary medical operations.
In regards to where anesthesiologists work these health care professionals can be found functioning in a variety of different health care environments.
Some of the most common places anesthesiologists are known to work at include local hospitals, doctor offices, medical clinics, military divisions and in a diversity of other health care fields within both the public and the private health care sectors.
In the United States nurse anesthetists constitute the majority of all medical professionals who perform anesthesia treatments.
Aside from nurse anesthetists health care professionals such as physicians & doctors may also obtain training and education to become certified/licensed in anesthesiology.
In terms of job scope there are currently over available 45,000 jobs available to those who work within the anesthesiologist profession, and of those 45,000 + jobs 2/3 of anesthesiology jobs belong to nurse anesthetist.