Nurse (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Anesthetist):
As a Nurse Anesthetist, you will: - Anesthetize patients for a broad range of surgeries extending from the simplest to the most complex of surgical procedures. - Evaluate data, with respect to individualized anesthetic options and current recommended practices within the field, to determine and discuss the optimal type of anesthesia to be used, and to explain expected outcomes and possible anesthetic complications. - Administer anesthetic by inhalation, endotracheal intubation, regional, intravenous, or topical. - Observe the patient during the surgery, to accomplish and maintain the proper level of anesthesia depth and to prevent over-dosage. - Provide immediate, post-operative care to patients during their return to the intensive care unit or recovery room, to ensure clear patient airway, stable vital signs, hemodynamic stability, adequate pain control and avoidance of adverse reactions from anesthesia.