Definition of anesthetist in US English:


(British anaesthetist)


  • A medical specialist who administers anesthetics.

    • ‘There was also a shortage of skilled professional staff such as anaesthetists, dentists, occupational therapists and specialist doctors.’
    • ‘Doctors, surgeons, nurse anesthetists, nurses and medical technicians work like a well-oiled machine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.’
    • ‘The standards now require that only certified RN anesthetists or anesthesiologists administer propofol.’
    • ‘It is packed with medical equipment and a relatively big staff, consisting of surgeons, anesthetists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and so on.’
    • ‘So if we have medical anaesthetists and nurse anaesthetists, how do those scopes interrelate?’
    • ‘To give the epidural anaesthetic, the anaesthetist passes a hollow needle into a small space just below the spinal cord.’
    • ‘The learner audience would include surgeons, nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologists, perioperative nurses, technicians, and RN first assistants.’
    • ‘The operation used two theatres, involving four surgeons, four anaesthetists, one anaesthetic nurse, one operating department assistant and six other theatre nurses.’
    • ‘Despite last week's political row, the underlying question that has emerged is whether Scotland's surgeons, anaesthetists, radiologists and senior medics are worth the money.’
    • ‘In addition, there would be an anesthesiologist and a nurse anesthetist there.’
    • ‘Advanced practice nurses include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists for psychology and mental health, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives.’
    • ‘Certified registered nurse anaesthetists are advanced practice nurses with graduate level education.’
    • ‘There are many risks involved to the consumer and the nurse anesthetist in hospitals or physician practices wherein the nurse anesthetist carries malpractice insurance only as provided by the agency or practice.’
    • ‘There is not only a nursing shortage, there also is a shortage of qualified surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurse anesthetists.’
    • ‘With a burn specialist at the core, the hospital disaster management team also includes a respiratory physician and an anaesthetist.’
    • ‘Surgeons of all specialties, and especially anaesthetists, should be aware that undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea is common’
    • ‘The medical personnel were nurses, doctors, anaesthetists, surgeons and critical-care specialists from across Australia.’
    • ‘The recommendations were carefully worked out with consultations of the royal colleges of anaesthetists, general practitioners, and psychiatrists.’
    • ‘Frequently on a 24-hour basis, one medical officer and two nurse anesthetists managed four patients undergoing emergent surgery for abdominal, chest, and extremity wounds in the OR.’
    • ‘Should patients with leaking aneurysms be accompanied by anaesthetists or specialists in critical care during transfer?’