Profession anaesthetic technician
Anaesthetic technicians assist specialised doctors in anaesthetics. They prepare operating theatres and other specialised clinics for anaesthetic procedures, prepare the equipment needed for anaesthesia, and assist with inducing and maintaining adequate anaesthesia and post-anaesthesia procedures. They do so under supervision, following the orders of the doctor of medicine.
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- Emergency surgery
The characteristics and methods of a surgical intervention performed in emergency cases.
- Human physiology
The science of the mechanical, physical, bioelectrical and biochemical functions of humans, their organs and cells in good health.
- Human anatomy
The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.
- Professional documentation in health care
The written standards applied in the health care professional environments for documentation purposes of one`s activity.
Anaesthetics is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
The characteristics of biophysics which span across various fields, using methods from physics in order to study biological elements.
- Infection control
The routes of transmission and methods of preventing spread of common and important infecting organisms together with the methods available for sterilisation and disinfection of pathogenic organisms in the prevention of infection.
Pharmacology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
The emergency procedure applied to individuals with no pulse to restore them to consciousness.
- Emergency medicine
Emergency medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
- First aid
The emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person in the case of circulatory and/or respiratory failure, unconsciousness, wounds, bleeding, shock or poisoning.
- Medical informatics
The processes and tools used for the analysis and dissemination of medical data through computerized systems.
The essential procedures in surgical practice such as the principle of safe surgery, the pathophysiology of wound healing, knot tying, tissue handling, retraction and any other instruments and procedures used in the operating room.
- Sterilization techniques
The methods and techniques used to destroy or remove microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria that can contaminate medical instruments or any type of material in a health care setting.
- Intensive care medicine
Medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening conditions.
- Surgical asepsis
The way to keep equipment and surfaces sterile to prevent infections during medical care.
- Assess patients after surgery
Examine and assess the patient after the surgical procedure, checking the patient`s condition and helping with transferring the patient from the operating room.
- Maintain anaesthetic machinery
Check and maintain anaesthetic and life support machines to ensure full functionality in the operating room during the procedures.
- Manage healthcare users' data
Keep accurate client records which also satisfy legal and professional standards and ethical obligations in order to facilitate client management, ensuring that all clients' data (including verbal, written and electronic) are treated confidentially.
- Deal with emergency care situations
Assess the signs and be well-prepared for a situation that poses an immediate threat to a person's health, security, property or environment.
- Ensure the positioning of the patient for surgery
Create conditions for the most advantageous positioning of the patient in preparation for surgery, working from the surgeon`s indications, making sure the patient is safe and comfortable.
- Comply with legislation related to health care
Comply with the regional and national legislation that is relevant to one`s work and apply it in practice.
- Monitor patient's vital signs
Monitor and analyse vital signs of heart, respiration, and blood pressure.
- Manage infection control in the facility
Implement a set of measures to prevent and control infections, formulating and establishing health and safety procedures and policies.
- Undertake healthcare examination
Assess the healthcare user's physical state, taking detailed information on previous injuries, surgery, general health, resources and lifestyle into account.
- Communicate effectively in healthcare
Communicate effectively with patients, families and other caregivers, health care professionals, and community partners.
- Empathise with the healthcare user
Understand the background of clients` and patients’ symptoms, difficulties and behaviour. Be empathetic about their issues; showing respect and reinforcing their autonomy, self-esteem and independence. Demonstrate a concern for their welfare and handle according to the personal boundaries, sensitivities, cultural differences and preferences of the client and patient in mind.
- Work in multidisciplinary health teams
Participate in the delivery of multidisciplinary health care, and understand the rules and competences of other healthcare related professions.
- Monitor stock level
Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.
- Monitor patients during surgery
Observe and monitor patients during surgery, responding quickly to any changes.
- Tolerate stress
Maintain a temperate mental state and effective performance under pressure or adverse circumstances.
- Administer anaesthetics to patients
Provide anaesthetics to patients for surgery and intensive care using local anaesthetic for a minor operation on a small area of the body, regional anaesthetic such as an epidural, and general anaesthetic.
- Dispose medical waste
Carry out the appropriate technique to safely dispose all types of medical waste such as infective, toxic and radioactive waste.
- Order supplies for anaesthesia services
Order for the anaesthesia department medical supplies related to the equipment, tools and medication used for the operating procedures.
- Ensure safety of healthcare users
Make sure that healthcare users are being treated professionally, effectively and safe from harm, adapting techniques and procedures according to the person's needs, abilities or the prevailing conditions.
- Comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice
Apply quality standards related to risk management, safety procedures, patients feedback, screening and medical devices in daily practice, as they are recognized by the national professional associations and authorities.