Anesthisiology Essay

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Anesthisiology


The work of an anesthesiologist is fulfilling with many benefits. A person would desire to
become an anesthesiologist because there is a high standard of excellence due to a low
percentage of doctors in this special field, not to mention the high salary. This
occupation benefits the doctor through a feeling of personal gratification while receiving
a great education. The community benefits through his or her help relieving the pain
accompanied by surgery. Becoming an anesthesiologist involves extensive education and
training, while also having many requirements and a good salary range.

Anesthesiology, the medical field dealing with anesthesia and related matters, including
recovery and pain, developed as a specialized field because of the dangers of anesthesia.
Anesthesia involves the use of carefully graduated doses of strong poisons to deaden pain.
Gradually surgeons and physicians saw anesthesiologists as tools to broaden the surgical
horizons by allowing surgeries seen as inconceivable to be performed. Anesthesiology
entails the practice of medicine associated with:

The management of procedures for rendering a patient insensible to pain and emotional
stress during surgical, obstetrical, and certain other medical procedures. The support of
life functions under the stress of anesthetic and surgical manipulations, and the clinical
management of the unconscious patient, while managing problems in pain relief. Along with
the management of problems in cardiac and respiratory revivals, the application of
specific methods of respiratory therapy, and the clinical management of various fluid,
electrolyte, and metabolic disturbances. Knowledge of physiology, biochemistry,
pharmacology, and clinical medicine are absolutely necessary to the anesthesiologist.
("Anesthesiology")

Anesthesiologists give patients anesthetics in a variety of ways, such as "orally,
intravenously, by gas or direct injection to render patients insensible to pain
Anesthesiologists typically maintain the same daily schedule a surgeon follows,
participating in both scheduled and unscheduled operations. Anesthesiologists are
responsible for determining the proper anesthetic and dosage level for each patient. They
monitor the patients progress prior to, during, and after surgery."("Anesthesiologist" 31)

Before an anesthesiologist can perform all theses tasks in their job they must go through
an incredible amount of schooling and training.

"At least 11 years of training of training goes into becoming a fully qualified doctor of
anesthesia. Students spend two to four years in a science undergraduate program, four
years getting their medical degree, four years receiving postgraduate training in an
approved residency program for anesthesiologists, followed by a fifth postdoctoral year of
fellowship in which they specialize in one of the subsections of anesthesiology. After all
this, the doctor can take a written and oral examination to become a diplomat of the
American Board of Anesthesiology - meaning they become a certified anesthesiologist."(Van
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