Anesthesiologist Companionability

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Companionability, Focus, and the Art of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists are physicians, trained to administer and manage anesthesia before and during surgical procedures. They are also responsible for monitoring and treating a patient’s critical life functions such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure during a surgical procedure (Anesthesiologist Career). Anesthesiology is a very difficult and competitive field and it is that way for a reason. To attain your Doctorate in Anesthesiology you have to complete twelve years of intense schooling; including a bachelor’s degree, followed by four years of medical school, a one year internship and three year’s of residency to obtain your board certification. There are many different skills anesthesiologists need to have to be successful; two of the most important skills are companionability and focus. Being companionable and
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Every little detail matters to anesthesiologists; from their patient’s body weight, current medications, any known allergies, pain tolerance, to the completing of a spinal injection. An anesthesiologist is given a barrage of important information each day; so, paying attention and writing down major issues is just part of what they have to do (Novak). The anesthesiologist is in charge of monitoring their patients before, after, and during surgical operations (Greenwood). Many problems can occur during surgery, so it is important to focus on all of the details. An anesthesiologist is not allowed to have a lazy or bad day; one mistake could lead to their patient’s distress or death. During a surgical procedure he will monitor the patient’s blood pressure, heart rhythm, amount of oxygen in the blood, temperature, and level of consciousness. Paying close attention to detail at all times would be strenuous for most individuals, but anesthesiologists fight through to ensure their patients are safe and

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