What is the working environment like for anesthesiologists?

An anesthesiologist can expect to work long hours often in stressful situations and when examining an average week, they would normally have to work sixty hours or more. Wherever an anesthesiologist has decided to settle and work, they know that the hours they have to spend in surgery with their patients may be short or indeed quite long periods of time, depending on what surgery was being performed at the time.

The hospital environment is an extremely well organized affair; it has to be in order for it to run smoothly both for the people who work there and for the patients who need to be treated in them. Thus said an anesthesiologist knows what patient is booked in for a particular operation well in advance. This gives the anesthesiologist the necessary time to discuss everything with the surgeon who is to perform the surgery. With this in mind, it is vital that everyone knows what is expected of them before, during and after the operation. It is imperative that everything is performed in a calm and orderly manner.

The only real time that an anesthesiologist may face what is understandably a stressful situation is when they are required in an emergency room. However, one would expect that they are more than professional in their work and remain calm remembering that they do indeed hold a patient’s life in their hands.

It could be understood that this fact alone would cause stress to the anesthesiologist, but with the years of training and experience they have this should hardly be the case. Those years of training and the experience they gain should teach them that a calm approach to whatever problems they face is the best and only way of dealing with the situation they face.