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Anaesthesiologists: unseen heroes of OT


What anaesthesiologists do
Do you know that it is an anaesthesiologist who is most likely to care for you/your loved ones during these critical periods of health crisis?

Acute Stroke with unconsciousness, weakness and difficulty in breathing – Secures the airway and provides artificial respiration (intubation and ventilation) to deliver oxygen to brain and prevent aspiration of stomach contents into lungs

Heart Attack –Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to restart the heart and restores circulation of blood from the heart and brain

Acute Trauma – Replenish the lost fluids and blood by securing peripheral and central venous access and rapidly administering intravenous fluids (saline) and blood

Acute Asthma – provide lifesaving oxygen and remove carbon-dioxide from the body

Accident – emergent stabilization of blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen and blood flow to the injured body parts

Surgery – Provide anaesthesia, pain relief, and monitor vital organs continuously (brain, lungs, heart, kidney liver etc.) and maintain their function within normal limits when the surgeon focuses on surgery with drugs, fluids, blood etc.

ICU – In most ICUs, physicians taking care of critically ill patients have anaesthesiology background

Outside operating room procedures - Help you in undergoing endoscopies, radiology procedures such as CT/MRI scans and transport to various areas within and between hospitals and are part of CODE BLUE Resuscitation team

Pain Management - Anaesthesiologists are experts in relieving both acute (operative) and chronic (long standing) pain (like cancer pain, back ache etc.) and run pain clinics