Technology of Anesthesia & Intensive Care

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Technology of Anesthesia & Intensive Care

Technology of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Program

Program Overview

The word anesthesia (also known as anaesthesia) is derived from two Greek words – “an” that means “without” and esthesis means “sensation”

Become an anesthesia and intensive care technologist and you’ll be a vital member of the health care team. Technology of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Program at GU is a well in demand program. Services of anesthesia & intensive care technologist are highly desired in every hospital and healthcare unit. Here, in this program, you will learn all about intensive care given to the ICU patients. You will learn about monitoring the equipment, recording the data and providing these data to the physicians. You will also learn about providing first-aid measures to patients in the absence of suitable medical aid.You will follow the vital signs of patients before, during and post anesthesia.

Technology of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Program is a specialized program, which enables the graduate to work under the supervision of anesthesiologists. The graduate can also deal with anesthesia and intensive care equipment, maintain them, identify the defects which may happen and repair them and can ask help from bioengineers in difficult problems. Thus, he/she can help and act as a link between doctors of anesthesia and intensive care in one side and engineers of medical equipment.He/she can communicate efficiently with other medical team members with respect to medical ethics.

Degree Requirements

To graduate from this program, you need to study the following credit hours:

University Requirement: 20 Credit Hours.

General Field Requirement: 27 Credit Hours.

Major Requirements: 83 Credit Hours.

Total: 130 Credit Hours.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this highly important program acquire the following skills:

  • Monitor vital data of the patient during anesthesia, detect abnormalities and notify in proper time.
  • Perform the endotracheal intubation safely, and maintain the airway of patient with different available techniques.
  • Prepare drugs and equipment for general and local anesthetic techniques properly and safely.
  •  Give blood and fluids safely.
  •  Describe the human anatomy, physiology and biophysics.
  • Identify physical and medical conditions that may put the patient at risk during anesthesia.

Potential Job Opportunities

Anesthesia and intensive care technologists are integral members of the health care team. Their role is to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of various equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia . Job responsibilities may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, and recording of inspections. In addition, the anesthesia and intensive care technologists will assist licensed anesthesia providers in assessments, evaluations, transport, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines, and airway management. This may be performed in a variety of clinical settings such as:

  •  The operating room.
  •  Interventional and diagnostic radiology.
  •  Post anesthesia care unit.
  •  Intensive care unit.
  •  Emergency room.

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