LPN Anesthesia support or Anesthesia Techs assist Certified Registered Nurses Anesthetists and MDAs. However, not so many hospitals use anesthesia techs.
LPNs Anesthesia support Duties:
-maintain clean, well stocked and organized anesthetizing areas
-provide extra hands during intubation
-provide setup and technical assistance
-LPN Anesthesia Techs may start IVs
-dispose of contaminated materials
-clean, disinfect or provide for sterilization of anesthesia instrumentation
-provide devices and assist with airway management
LPN Anesthesia Support Education Required:
Completion of an accredited LPN program.
LPN anesthesia techs get a higher pay than bedside LPNs