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    Posted: 21 Nov 2009 at 10:16am
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An Anesthesia Technician for the
hospital I work for in CA duties are:




On a daily basis and in accordance with department standards, maintains and services all electronic and mechanical equipment used by Anesthesia Department personnel.  Sets-up transducers, calibrate sand zeros monitors.  Assembles pediatric and adult ventilator circuits.  Prepares procedural equipment such as the CVP, arterial line, Swan-Ganz, and routine intravenous lines.  Operates, calibrates, and performs routine maintenance on a variety of technical equipment used in the operating room, such as the Drager and/or Narkomed anesthesia machines, HP Monitors, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion/transfusion systems.  Identifies malfunctioning equipment, troubleshoots equipment problems, and refers more serious equipment problems to appropriate technical repair personnel when there are no established guidelines.  Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a regular schedule of preventive maintenance and calibration of monitors utilized in the administration of anesthesia, including the BP physiological monitors, Datascope, Propac monitor, and Nellcor pulse oximeters.  Assists in positioning and supporting patients for regional anesthesia procedures such as spinal and epidurals. Supports the Anesthesiologist Assistant during insertion of arterial catheter Monitors, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion/transfusion systems.  Identifies malfunctioning equipment, troubleshoots equipment problems, and refers more serious equipment problems to appropriate technical repair personnel when there are no established guidelines. 

Removes and disposes of all relevant supplies and equipment following use, exchanging soiled for clean parts between cases and restocking room carts with supplies and drugs. Assists in monitoring and ordering supplies for the department. Maintains an inventory in the main anesthesia workroom. Orders from the pharmacy and stocks all "non scheduled drugs". May order and stock "non-scheduled drugs." Cleans and decontaminates equipment per Sterile Processing Department protocols. This includes the disassembly of equipment and sterilization in accordance to the Center for Disease Control guidelines, to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases. Performs related duties as assigned.

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