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Anesthesiologist

An anesthesiologist (American English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a medical practitioner trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Terminology varies between countries. In the United States, the term anesthesiologist can refer to a dentist, nurse, or physician who has completed formal training in anesthetic management. By contrast, in the UK, most former Commonwealth countries and in Europe, the word anaesthetist is used to refer only to physicians, while their assistants may be termed anaesthetic nurses, anaesthetic technicians, operating department practitioners or physician associates depending on local practice.

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Anesthesiologists used to have to manually pump the bag in order to assist the patient in breathing... How tiring!!

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