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Medications Used in General Anesthesia:
Propofol, Vecuronium bromide, pancuronium, Halothane, Enflurane, Isoflurane, Midazolam, Ketamine, Nitrous Oxide, Thiopental, Etomidate, Atracurium

Regional Anesthesia:
Mepivacaine, Chloroprocaine, Lidocaine

Local Anesthesia:
Procaine, Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine

Topical Anesthesia:
Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Dibucaine, Pramoxine, Butamben, Tetracaine (Sprays, Ointments, Creams, Gels)

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Anesthesia Medications ::: A wide variety of drugs are used in modern anesthetic practice. Many are rarely used outside of anesthesia, although others are used commonly by all disciplines. Anesthetics are categorized in to two classes: general anesthetics , which cause a reversible loss of consciousness, and local anesthetics , which cause a reversible loss of sensation for a limited region of the body while maintaining consciousness. Combinations of anesthetics are sometimes used for their synergistic and additive therapeutic effects, however, adverse effects may also be increased. **See Below For A Quick Look At Anesthesia Medications

Other personnel involved in perianesthetic care:

POSTANESTHESIA NURSE - a registered nurse who cares for patients recovering from anesthesia.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSE - a registered nurse who cares for the patient in the operating room.
CRITICAL CARE NURSE - a registered nurse who cares for patients in a special care area such the intensive care unit.

OBSTETRIC NURSE - a registered nurse who provides care to laboring patients.

NEONATAL NURSE - a registered nurse who provides cares to neonates in special care units.

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - an allied health professional who provides respiratory care to patients.

CARDIOVASCULAR PERFUSIONISTS - an allied health professional who operates cardiopulmonary bypass machines.

Support personnel whose efforts deal with technical expertise, supply and maintenance:

Core Members of the Anesthesia Care Team:

The Anesthesia Care Team includes both physicians and nonphysicians. Each member of the team has an obligation to accurately identify themselves and other members of the team to patients and family members. Anesthesiologists should not permit the misrepresentation of nonphysician personnel as resident physicians or practicing physicians. The nomenclature below is appropriate terminology for this purpose.

ANESTHESIOLOGIST - director of the anesthesia care team - a physician licensed to practice medicine who has successfully completed a training program in anesthesiology accredited by the ACGME, the American Osteopathic Association or equivalent organizations.

ANESTHESIOLOGY FELLOW- an anesthesiologist enrolled in a training program to obtain additional education in one of the subdisciplines of anesthesiology.

ANESTHESIOLOGY RESIDENT - a physician enrolled in an accredited anesthesiology residency program.

NURSE ANESTHETIST - a registered nurse who has satisfactorily completed an accredited nurse anesthesia training program. (Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice -

ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT - a health professional who has satisfactorily completed an accredited anesthesiologist assistant training program.

STUDENT NURSE ANESTHETIST - a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia training program.

ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT STUDENT - a health professions graduate student who has satisfied the required coursework for admission to an accredited school of medicine and is enrolled in an accredited anesthesiologist assistant training program.
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