Segments in this Video

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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Anesthesiologist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an anesthesiologist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Dr. Alex Skaff talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in anesthesiology. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next 10 years.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL166769

ISBN: 978-1-64481-308-9

Copyright date: ©2018

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