Anethetist? Anesthesiolgist?

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  1. MUN2005

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    I know that an anesthesiologist is an MD, but is he/she also called an anethetist? If not, who does this term apply to?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by MUN2005:
    <strong>I know that an anesthesiologist is an MD, but is he/she also called an anethetist? If not, who does this term apply to?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">In many commonwealth countries, the term anesthetist = anesthesiologist. That is, an allopathic or osteopathic trained PHYSICIAN.

    However, in the US, the term anesthetist is usually used in the context, "NURSE anesthetist" or a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). Anesthesiologist would be the correct term to refer to the physician member of the team in the US.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
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