Anaesthetists are specialised doctors that are critical for the success of surgery. Anaesthetists in Australasia work in a range of clinical environments from isolated rural environments to large metropolitan teaching hospitals in both public and private practice and the armed services.
Anaesthetists apply their knowledge and skills to caring for patients in a variety of clinical contexts, providing anaesthesia and sedation for surgery and other procedures, providing pain management and periprocedural care, working in resuscitation, trauma and retrieval teams and working with specialists in intensive care medicine. To become an anaesthetist takes many years.
This infographic ‘Steps to becoming an Anaesthetist‘ provides information regarding the pathway to becoming an Anaesthetist.