Anesthesiologist; Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:13)
Dr. Alex Skaff explains job duties in the operating room. He is responsible for all parts of the body while a person is under anesthesia.
Anesthesiologist: Career Beginnings (00:54)
Skaff majored in chemistry as an undergraduate. He became interested in anesthesiology while working at a hospital as a medical student.
Anesthesiologist: Keys for Success (00:53)
Being open to learning and acquiring more knowledge is important to success. Anesthesiologists must have compassion and be able to care for patients in stressful situations.
Anesthesiologist: Education and Certification Requirements (01:44)
A medical student must take three boards. State licensing requires continuing education every two years.
Anesthesiologist: Workplace Atmosphere (02:55)
Skaff works collectively with other operating room staff. As a patient advocate, an anesthesiologist works to ensure patient safety.
Anesthesiologist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:03)
Skaff encourages young people to find a job that makes them want to get up and go to work. Be willing and ready to learn the latest medical advances.
Anesthesiologist: A Day on the Job (01:55)
Around 6:30 am, Skaff and his nurse begin working with arriving patients. They work non-stop, caring for patients through the operation and recovery.
Anesthesiologist: Industry Goals and Services (02:11)
The physician anesthesiologist's main goal is patient safety, which has increased exponentially since the 1980s.
Anesthesiologist: Industry Challenges (02:12)
Skaff discusses government interference and changing regulations on the medical field that make patient interaction more difficult.
Anesthesiologist: Looking at the Future (01:25)
Skaff says anesthesiologists will continue to be valued physicians and will expand their roles in the operating room.
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