Analyze medical history and planned treatment, as well as patient health and consultation, to determine the best approach to anesthesia for a procedure. Identify the most appropriate drug(s) and dosages to be used before, during, and after surgery given the patient’s size, age, and level of risk. Monitor the patient and instruments to maintain the correct amount of anesthesia and respond immediately to remedy any problems or adverse reactions. Use local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods to administer anesthetic. May help prepare patients for emergency surgery. Provide reassurance to patient and family and answer questions related to anesthesia.
Skills and Knowledge (Strengths and Talents)
Mathematics – know and apply mathematical formulasScience – thorough knowledge of anatomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacologyListening – actively attend to what others are communicating, evaluating your own understanding and asking questions as needed while not interrupting at inappropriate times Critical thinking – use logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills to evaluate the effectiveness of solutions, determine the validity of conclusions, and identify the pros and cons of different approaches Reading comprehension – understand written material related to the fieldProblem solving – identify, organize, and prioritize relevant information to determine the most beneficial approach to resolve an issue Judgement and Decision Making – evaluate the costs and benefits of certain decisions and determine the best option Social awareness – perceive the verbal and nonverbal responses of others; understand the cause of the reaction and be able to adapt your approach if necessary Writing – communicate clearly and effectively in writing in a manner appropriate for the audience Customer service – know relevant guidelines, procedures, and methods for preventing and solving customer issues
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