Anesthesia | St. Clair College
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Students are introduced to the duties of the Respiratory Therapist in the Operating Room. Topics covered include setting up and verifying anesthetic equipment, performing pre-anesthetic assessment of the airway, assisting with general and regional anesthesia and conscious sedation, intra-operative and post-operative patient monitoring and management, fluid replacement, complications and corrective actions associated with anesthesia, thermal regulation, patient positioning relevant to surgical procedures and the delivery of anesthesia and assisting with anesthetic procedures outside of the operating room.