Anaesthetists are doctors. They specialise in putting people to sleep while they have an operation.
They make sure the person is not in pain. To do this
they use lots of different medicines. Anaesthetists also help to make
the pain better after the operation.
Before an operation the anaesthetists chat to the
patient. They find out what care the patient needs. They will also
answer any questions the patient has!
They will give the patient a local or a general
anaesthetic. They then keep an eye on the patient's heart rate and blood
pressure. They also check their breathing and temperature.
After the operation they make sure the patient has pain medication and enough fluid in their body.
You'll find anaesthetists in operating theatres and hospital wards.