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Anesthesia Technology

Become A Trained Anesthesia Technician

An Anesthesia Technician is an allied healthcare worker who assists with the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and has an extensive knowledge of anesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology.

An Anesthesia Technician (AT) is not a doctor or a nurse. The role of the AT is to support the work done by the professional anesthesia personnel. ATs are responsible for managing the anesthesia equipment and for its proper maintenance.

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Pursue a promising career in Health Care

Anesthesia Technicians are compassionate and caring individuals working with the anesthesia care team and patients, in a confidential and respectful environment. As active team members, Anesthesia Technicians participate in the asepsis program, using universal precautions, and working in sterile areas in the operating room.

The responsibilities of ATs have increased over the years, and the trend seems to favor increased demand for their specialized skills, along with greater awareness of anesthesia technology as a career.

Depending on individual expertise and training the duties of the AT may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as preparing supplies and equipment for cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and recording of inspections and maintenance. They may operate a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used to monitor, evaluate and manage the patient undergoing anesthesia. The anesthesia technician works under the direction of the anesthesiologist caring for patients in locations outside the operating room including Emergency and ICU and Day Surgery, and MRI.

Take our Anesthesia Technology Program and become a trusted Anesthesia Technician in less than a year!

Career Opportunities

The Anesthesia Technology Program at Maritime Business College has been developed in partnership with Capital Health. The program was developed in part to proactively prepare for many AT retirements that will happen over the next few years.

Since the inception of the program, other hospitals have been contacted to introduce our graduates, and to source job opportunities. Because this is a very specialized position, and because class size is limited, graduates are well positioned to find employment as ATs.

Ready to start a career as an Anesthesia Technician? Learn more…

To learn more about your possible career opportunities as an Anesthesia Technician and to explore if this is the right career path for you, fill out our form to receive additional information. A helpful Maritime Business College Admissions Advisor will assist you with everything from course questions to financial aid.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-800-550-6516.

At MBC, we have an open door policy. We encourage you to come visit, or sit in on classes. Coming in for a tour is the best way to see for yourself if this career training is right for you.

The MBC Advantage

Founded in 1899, Maritime Business College has provided advanced career training to thousands of students in Nova Scotia. The Instructors at Maritime Business College are trained and experienced experts in the industry. Insightful classroom instruction is complemented by practical training.

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