oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The duties of an anaesthesiologist

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES SECTION I THE DUTIES OF AN ANAESTHESIOLOGIST 1. Preamble These guidelines attempt to define the general duties and responsibilities of anaesthesiologists (specialist anaesthetists) and anaesthetists. 2. Scope of practice 2.1 Scope of practice includes: 2.1.1 Maintaining personal knowledge and skills 2.1.2 Providing anaesthetic services or supervising trainees who are providing anaesthetic services : To be directly responsible for only one anaesthetic procedure at anyone time unless acting in a supervisory capacity. Where a local anaesthetic technique is used for pain relief without concomitant surgery e.g. labour epidural, responsibility for patient supervision may be delegated to a suitably ..

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