Anesthesiologist Assistants are highly skilled professionals who, under an anesthesiologist's direction, may:
Based on an individual's qualifications and demonstrated skills, an anesthesiologist may delegate additional functions to a CAA such as performing and maintaining regional anesthesia, clinical teaching or responding to life-threatening situations with the cardiopulmonary resuscitation team.
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants stress the team approach to patient care as defined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The members of the Anesthesia Care Team bring unique skills to the group and work synergistically to provide the best possible anesthesia care for the patient. Click here to learn more about the CAA profession.