Robert B.|Greenfield, IN
3 yrs exp
27 yrs old
Anesthesia Technician (Primary Duty)
As a Navy anesthesia, it was is my duty to, support 7 providers, and personally contribute in the direct care of 2, 015 patients annually in the Main Operating Room. This direct care includes starting peripheral intravenous lines on all patients, blood glucose readings if ordered, EKG, SPO2, BP, capnography, and temperature monitoring. This also included, if necessary, setup of arterial blood pressure monitoring line, manual or automated rapid volume infusion, and Level 1 Hotline assembly. The anesthesia technician also assists providers with spinal anesthesia, regional blocks, blood packs, and various other procedures as required. Before every case, it was my responsibility that all consumables, medications, and equipment are present and stocked in the OR room/anesthesia carts for induction and maintenance of anesthesia on each patient. I was also responsible for safety and function checks on Anesthesia machines, making sure they are operating within parameters.
PACU Technician (Primary Duty)
As the PACU Corpsman, it was my duty to provide direct recovery care for all patients receiving surgical treatment in the Main Operating Room. During this recovery from surgery and the effects of anesthesia, I supported the PACU nurse in establishing EKG, SPO2, blood pressure, and temperature monitoring, as well as specified recovery treatment and computer charting to each individual surgical procedure. This included, but is not limited to: vascular assessments, spirometer respiratory exercises, pain assessments, spinal sensation assessments, oxygen delivery, and airway security. Upon full phase 1 recovery, it was my duty to monitor the patient during transport and turn over to the Ambulatory Procedure Unit for further recovery care. The operations and responsibilities of this recovery area include the daily function checks and upkeep of two Zoll defibrillators, one fluid and linen warming unit, OR medication fridge, Sonosite Ultrasound, one Bair Hugger patient warming unit, and two crash carts.