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Improving Access to the Operating Room

Improving Access to the Operating Room in the Largest Tertiary Hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ammar Najjar June 2021 Access to the operating room within the priority target time frame significantly correlates withthe capacity, demand, scheduling, and prioritization culture. The result of this project shows thatthe prioritization and scheduling culture along with subjective …

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Anesthesiologist Assistant Job Description (USA)

What are AA’s responsible for in the OR? Texas State Board of Medical Examiners: Anesthesiologist Assistant Suggested Job Description This list delineates the basic functions and roles of the Anesthesiologist Assistant within the perioperative and hospital setting. This list includes the functions, tasks and medical procedures which Anesthesiologist Assistants may perform under anesthesiologist supervision, as …

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USA – Anaesthesiologist Assistant v Nurse Anaesthesiologist Programs

Although both are considered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be mid-level anesthesia providers, and both may serve as physician extenders in the delivery of anesthesia, AAs and NAs are very different with regard to their educational background. According to the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a typical …

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The Perioperative Care Collaborative Position Statement – The Surgical First Assistant (Formerly Advanced Scrub Practitioner)

In 2011 The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng 2011) called for greater clarity in relation to the wide range of titles currently in use by practitioners assisting in surgery, stating that confusion as to their meaning could potentially be a safety risk for patients and clinical staff. IOn recognition of this, the Perioperative …

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