An essential member of any operating theatre or perioperative department, anaesthetic technicians help with procedures or surgery that requires an anaesthetic intervention. This can involve placing tubes in patients’ arms (intravenous cannulation), placing breathing tubes into the trachea (airway intubation support), airway management, patient monitoring such as ECG (monitoring the electrical activity of the heart) and resuscitation.
A qualified anaesthetic technician can earn an estimated $86000+ per year.
Anaesthetic technicians often work shifts, including evening, nights and weekends if desired.
Becoming an anaesthetic technician required 3 years of training.
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