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Anaesthesia means loss of sensation medication that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.Anaesthetics are used during test and surgical procedures to prevent and discomfort.

An Anaesthesia Technologist is a non-physician anaesthesia provider qualified by advanced education and clinical training to work cooperatively with an anaesthesiologist in developing and implementing the anaesthesia care plan.

Works under the medical direction of an anaesthesiologist as a part of the Anaesthesia Care Team (ACT).


Qualification of Anaesthesia Technologist:


Four years Bachelor’s degree programme:

B.Sc( Allied Health Sciences) Anaesthesia Technology

Subjects covered in Anaesthesia Technology:


             Applied Anatomy & Physiology related to Anaesthesia Technology            

             Pharmacology related to Anaesthesia Technology         

             Principles of Anaesthesia- 1                        

             Principles of Anaesthesia- 2                                                                                                        

             Anaesthetic techniques in Regional & General Anaesthesia including complications

             Anaesthetic techniques in Regional & General Anaesthesia including complications-

             Basic Principles of Hospital Management                                                                                 

             Anaesthesia for specialities-1 (including critical care assistance & ventilation)                 

             Anaesthesia for specialities-2 (including critical care assistance & ventilation)                 

             Health Care Management                                   

             Medical Statistics                                                                                                                            


             Hospital Products, Promotion, Sales and Public Relations

             Physician’s Office Management                                                                           

             Trauma Care Life Support                                   

             Cardiac Life Support                                             

             Medical Ethics                                                        

             Internship including Project  


 Role of Anaesthesia Technologist/Job Description:


 The Anaesthesia Technologist provides support to the anaesthesia providers for routine and complex surgical cases before, during and after anaesthesia  care.

  In this role, the AT may work in a variety of clinical settings such as

            - Hospital operating rooms,

            - Interventional and diagnostic radiology,

            - Post anaesthesia care units,

            - Intensive care units,

            - Cardiac catheterization laboratories,

            - Emergency rooms,

            - Endoscopies,

            - Dental suites, and Ambulatory surgery centres.

 The scope of practice may differ slightly in relation to local practice, and is usually defined by the medically directing anesthesiologist, the hospital's clinical protocol procedures, the state’s board of medicine, and state regulations.


 Roles and Responsibilities :


Pre-operative period:

  • Consult Operating Room schedule to determine supply and equipment needs for procedures
  • Prepare anesthetizing locations for indicated procedure
  • Pre-test and calibrate anaesthesia delivery systems, monitor and obtain interpret information from the systems and monitors
  • Troubleshoot anaesthesia equipment functions, routing non-functional equipment to the proper department for repair
  • Intra-Venous cannulation
  • Assist the supervising anaesthesiologist in use of aseptic technique in CVP and ARTERIAL line insertions
  • Assist the supervising anaesthesiologist with the performance of  epidural anaesthetic procedures and spinal anaesthetic procedures
  • Assist the supervising anaesthesiologist in difficult intubation and
  • Airway management  including, mask ventilation, LMA insertion and Endo-Tracheal Intubation
  • Ryle’s tube insertion


 Intra-operative management :

  • Administration and maintenance of anaesthetic agents, narcotics, hypnotics, and muscle relaxants
  • Administration and maintenance of volatile anaesthetics
  • Administration of blood products and fluid therapy
  • Patient monitoring
  • Intraoperative charting
  • Drawing venous and arterial blood samples for investigation
  • Administration of vasoactive substances for treatment of unacceptable patient hemodynamic status
  • Extubation and mobilising the critically ill patients to ICU


 Post-operative management:


  • Postoperative management of critically ill patients and with ventilator support
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Basic life support that qualifies the individual to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to patients in need
  • Advanced cardiac life support that qualifies the individual to participate in the pharmacologic intervention and management resuscitation efforts for a patient in full cardiac arrest


Importance of Anaesthesia Technologist to society:


Identification, analysis, and clinical applications of technologies to advance yield of anaesthesia     and to improve the lives of our patients

Interest for our member include sensor technologies to prevent respiratory arrest non-invasive alternatives to current monitors, hemodynamic monitors, to provide doctors with early warning of problems, data analysis to qualify best clinical practise.


 Career avenues for Anaesthesia Technologists:


           - in hospital operating rooms,

        - in interventional and diagnostic radiology,

        - in post anaesthesia care units,

        - in intensive care units,

        - in cardiac catheterization laboratories,

        - in emergency rooms,

        -  In teaching and research.....etc.


 Placement of Anaesthesia Technologist:


The job Placements for the anaesthesia technology have a wider opportunist, with 

Essential Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical life insurance, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement



    Being a developing country and tremendous technological development in the care Industries the job and the career opportunities are wider. 

    Public health facilities in India are Unprepared as there are not enough specialists-clinicians and non-clinician-to serve the entire Country.




    Many western countries like  Malaysia,Ireland,Kuwait,USA,UK the wanted for the

    Anaesthesia technology in more with good salary and satisfactory jobs. Even in the

    Emirate this technology has been developed and providing a good carrier opportunities.

    Many abroad countries has started this allied health anaesthesia technology programme.


Higher Education for Anaesthesia Technologist:


Master in anaesthesia technology is also available for the post-graduation, the duration of the course is Two years and candidates must have passed BSc anaesthesia technology from a recognized University within minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, after candidates are eligible the post-graduation to register for PhD and also they can become a lecturer for the anaesthesia technology.


Future for Anaesthesia Technologist:


 There should continue to be a need for anaesthesia technology future as the number of people and Employmentcharacteristics. The AT/T provides support to the anesthesia providers for routine and complex surgical cases before, during and after anesthesia care. In this role, the AT/T may work in a variety of clinical settings such as hospital operating rooms, interventional and diagnostic radiology, post anesthesia care units, intensive care units, cardiac catheterization laboratories, emergency rooms, endoscopies, dental suites, and ambulatory surgery centers.


Lecturer in Dialysis Technology,
College of Allied Health Sciences,
Sri Ramachandra University,
No 1, Ramachandra Nagar,
Porur, Chennai – 600 116.


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