State of Connecticut Home Follow Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on Flickr
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - STEM
LMI Home About Us Publications FAQ Glossary Contact Us
Nurse Anesthetists Go Back to List
Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Tourniquets
  •  
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
  •  
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  •  
  • Surgical gloves
  •  
  • Epidural anesthesia kit or tray
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Medical software
  •  
  • Word processing software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems.
  •  
  • Evaluate patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  •  
  • Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results.
  •  
  • Select and prescribe post-anesthesia medications or treatments to patients.
  •  
  • Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications.
  •  
  • Discharge patients from post-anesthesia care.
  •  
  • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
  •  
  • Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
  •  
  • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  •  
  • Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  •  
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  •  
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  •  
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  •  
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  •  
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  •  
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  •  
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  •  
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  •  
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  •  
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
  •  
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  •  
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  •  
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  •  
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  •  
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  •  
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  •  Search for Jobs on Connecticut's Labor Exchange (CTJOBcentral)
      (Please note that some searches may not produce any results.)
     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site.
     Browse Through a List of Businesses That Employ People With Your Same Skills
      Potential Employer Search
     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $182,639.00 $87.81  $49.19  N/A - N/A 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $195,368.00 $93.92  $68.82  $74.63 - $100.82 
    New Haven $191,328.00 $91.99  $69.87  $77.66 - $98.48 
    ONET Resource Center Some of the occupational information on this page is formulated from O*NETTM v17.0 data. O*NETTM is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
    200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6275
    LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
    This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
    Go to the State of Connecticut website