Why hire a CAA?

Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants are...

Dedicated to the Anesthesia Care Team concept as defined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants work exclusively within the Anesthesia Care Team environment.

Highly educated allied heath professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists to develop and implement anesthesia care plans. 

Trained extensively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques,  life support systems, and patient assessment.

Can I hire an AA?

Anesthesiologist Assistants are licensed in fifteen jurisdictions. To find out if your state offers an anesthesiologist assistant licensure program, click here to view the CAA work states map.  If your state does not presently provide the legislative or delegatory option of AA practice, consultation should take place with the board of medicine or other governing body in your state to explore the specific legal implications of AA practice in your state. General information on the steps to establish CAA practice is available from the ASA's Office of Governmental and Legal Affairs. You may also inquire of other state societies as to their local advocacy and procedural steps that have led to gaining the option to hire CAAs. Please contact the American Academy of Anesthesiology Assistants for further guidance on this issue.  The Frequently Asked Questions page also has valuable information on questions related to the hiring of CAAs.

How do I hire an AA?

Click here for more information on how to credential an CAA.   The Frequently Asked Questions page also has valuable information on the Practice Management of CAAs.  You may also contact the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants for further guidance or to submit a job announcement in our Career Center.