What Does a Certified Anesthesia Technician Do?
The functions of a Certified Anesthesia Technician may include:
Â assisting the licensed anesthesia provider in clinical settings such as: the operatingroom, obstetrics suite, interventional and/or diagnostic radiology, postanesthesia care unit, intensive care unit , CATH LAB, emergency room, endoscopy, dental suites, ambulatory surgery suites, research laboratories.
â€¢ demonstrating practical knowledge and expertise in all general areas of anesthesia. The certified anesthesia technician must have a thorough knowledge of the set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors, and ancillary devices.
The certified anesthesia technicians will maintaina sufficient inventory of all equipment and supplies.
â€¢ being knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies ororganizations.
â€¢ performing effectively in the areas where anesthesia is provided, assist the licensed anesthesia provider with patient assessments, evaluations, transport, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines, and airway management.