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Anaesthetists are specialist doctors who are responsible for providing anaesthesia to patients for operations and procedures. In addition anaesthetists have a range of practice which extends beyond anaesthesia for surgery to include pain management and intensive care. Regional anesthetic – Regional anesthetic numbs a specific portion of the body. Cesarean sections are done with a regional anesthetic.
Local anesthetic – A local anesthetic blocks sensations in small areas. Dentists use local anesthesia when numbing a jaw or gums.
General anesthetic – A general anesthetic renders the patient unconscious.

What do Anaesthetists do?

Administer the appropriate anesthetic.
Continuously monitor vital signs including pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration.
Control IV for intravenous fluids which control dehydration and allows the administration of medications through the drip.
Ensure the safety of the patient and take appropriate steps to avoid any injuries to the patient’s body during the anesthetic period.
Manage any anesthetic complications.
Monitor the level and depth of anesthesia; make adjustments as needed.
Perform blood transfusions when necessary.
Recognize potentially life-threatening emergencies and perform timely interventions.

When to see Anaesthetists?

When you are a bout to have a surgery an anaesthetist will be very useful in the process. Surgery would be a far more unpleasant experience if it weren’t for anesthesiologists. These specialists give you medicine to prevent pain and, if necessary, make sure you sleep through your procedure.