What is an anesthesiologist assistant

trainingAnesthesiologist Assistant (schul.) (M / f / d)

What does an anesthesiologist assistant do?

Did you know that the word anesthesia comes from the Greek and means insensitivity? In medicine, anesthesia is used to switch off the patient's sensation of pain, especially during surgery. If you are medically interested and you are fascinated by operations and anesthesia, the job of anesthesia technician could be just the thing for you

OP preparations

Anesthesia is essential to ensure that a patient does not die of pain during an operation. As an anesthetic assistant (ATA for short) you will work with specialists and assist them in preparing and performing the anesthesia. You can do this in outpatient operation centers, general hospitals or even in the university hospital. No matter where you work: before the operation can start, you make the operating room ready for use by, for example, preparing ventilators and infusion bottles. You look after your patient before, during and after the operation and check their physical condition.

"Please count backwards from ten!"

Many patients hear this sentence when they are on the operating table and anesthesia is started. According to the specifications of the specialist or anesthetist, you provide the specified dose of anesthetic for him and accompany your patient through the operating room. It is your job to monitor the patient's circulation and breathing throughout the procedure so that you and the doctor can react quickly if any problems arise.

Documentation and hygiene

It is also your job to document the course of the anesthesia and to take care of the disposal of things like drapes and disposable materials after the operation. You always pay attention to the hygiene in the operating room and sterilize and maintain medical devices and instruments. You are also responsible for monitoring and caring for the patient after the operation, for example while he is in the recovery room.

Content of the training

Theoretical training content

Your ATA training is a school-based training that you can complete at various educational institutions. As a trainee or trainee, you will learn a lot about the human body and hygiene measures in the medical field. For example, biology is on your schedule so that you learn to understand the physical reactions of the patients to the anesthesia. Even though you are not a doctor, you still need to have a thorough understanding of the human body, its processes and its reactions to medication. In chemistry, you will deal with how drugs work, but also how disinfectants work. Impeccable hygiene is a must in healthcare and theoretical lessons teach you all the necessary basics in this area.

Practical training content

In addition to the educational institution, you will also work in clinical institutions to get to know the practice of the profession as an ATA. Your theoretical training is supplemented by practical phases in which you can put the knowledge you have learned into practice. You will get to know operating theaters from the inside and, for example, assist surgical technicians in preparing for the operation and in disinfecting and maintaining the instruments and medical devices. Under expert supervision, you will learn what to look out for when working in the operating room and how to induce anesthesia. In addition, you will familiarize yourself with dealing with patients as part of the practical phases. Many people are afraid of surgical interventions and anesthesia and through your encouraging words and helpful and nice manner, you relieve them of a large part of this fear.

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Working accuracy
  • empathy

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