Anesthesiologists ·  Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.



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Licensing Information ·   Anesthesiologist Assistant

Licensing Description:
Applicants shall present satisfactory evidence of completion of an anesthesiologist assistant program accredited by the American Medical Association’s Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, passed cerifying examination and active certification by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri38

· Medical Physician & Surgeon

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri21,127
The Central Region1,432

· Osteopathic Physicians

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,368
The Central Region280


Occupational Tasks ·  Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal or caudal methods.
· Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
· Provide and maintain life support and airway management, and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
· Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
· Examine patient, obtain medical history and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
· Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
· Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
· Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
· Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
· Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians and other health care providers.
· Order laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
· Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests and reports.
· Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
· Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
· Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 100%
·  Critical Thinking 96%
·  Active Listening 94%
·  Operation Monitoring 92%
·  Complex Problem Solving 90%
·  Monitoring 90%
·  Science 89%
·  Operation and Control 88%
·  Active Learning 88%
·  Equipment Selection 87%