Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by tonguingaround, May 11, 2012.
Hey there, all of you.
I have this doubt
Is it anesthesiologist or anesthetist ?
Thanks in advance
Me inclino por tu segunda opción.
I have the impression that anesthesist is anyone administering anesthetics (could be a trained nurse), while anesthesilogist is a physician who has a specialization in anesthesiology.
My father refers to himself as an anesthesiologist--this implies that in addition to anesthetizing patients (the job of an anesthetist), he also has an MD with a specialty in anesthesiology.
Compare the term to a "nurse anesthetist", someone who can legally anesthetize people in some hospitals, but who does not have an MD with a specialty in anesthesiology.
You beat me to it, Oldy Nuts!!
But your explanation is better than mine.
Separate names with a comma.