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About Anesthesiology

n the United States, the term anesthesiologist refers to a physician who completed an accredited residency program in anesthesiology, usually four years following medical school either with M.D. or D.O. degree. In contrast, the term anesthetist is used for nurse anesthesia providers who have undergone specialized training in anesthesia.

In the United Kingdom, most former Commonwealth countries and in Europe the term anaesthetist refers only to physicians (university graduates in medicine) specialised in anaesthetics. In a very few UK hospitals some duties are performed by non-physicians, Physicians' Assistants (Anaesthesia), but only under physician anaesthetist supervision. PAAs have made very little impact in the UK and national training schemes have been discontinued. In several European countries (e.g. Germany, Austria and in effect the UK) anaesthesia is exclusively provided by physicians (1:1 ratio anaesthetist:patient), while anaesthetic nurses or anaesthetic technicians (ODPs - operating department practitioners in UK) assist the anaesthetist.
Patient-informed consent is a fundamental ethical and legal principle and is considered essential to patient autonomy. The American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, and other professional organizations, such as the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, support the principle that patients should be fully informed regarding the manner in which their anesthetic will be administered. In Germany, the law requires that prior to anaesthesia informed consent of the patient must be obtained by the anaesthetist.

Due to medications given before, during, and after surgery, a patient may sometimes not remember interacting with the anesthesiologist/anaesthetist, nurse anesthetist, or anesthesiologist assistant involved in their anaesthesia care. The anaesthetic plan, as well as alternatives, risks, and benefits of the chosen anaesthetic techniques, should be discussed with the patient prior to surgery (This can be difficult or impossible in some situations, such as with unconscious patients, confused patients, or extremely urgent cases).

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