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Nurse Anesthetists
District Of Columbia

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Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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Currently Employed: 10,076

Projected Annual Job Openings: 390

Typical Hourly Wage: $75.81 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $157,700 - $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
  • Assess patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Select, order, or administer anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products as necessary.
  • Prepare prescribed solutions and administer local, intravenous, spinal, or other anesthetics following specified methods and procedures.
  • Develop anesthesia care plans.
  • Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
  • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
  • Obtain informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Arterial line catheters
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
  • Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
  • Epidural anesthesia kit or tray
  • Pharyngeal airways or airways kits

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