Education & training
MB ChB 1984 Otago; FANZCA 1995
Anaesthetist provide high quality anaesthesia services in a range of surgical areas. Their main job is also to be responsible at the same time for the safety and well-being of the patient in the operating theatre. This involves supporting a patient's vital signs, ensuring the patient is hydrated, warm and comfortable at the conclusion of the procedure. In addition, anaesthetist have a range of practice which extends beyond anaesthesia for surgery to include pain management and intensive care. Anaesthetist adjust the doses of the anaesthesia inducing drugs indivually on a patient by patient basis.