Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine

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Anesthesia Technicians

Our anesthesia technicians are an integral part of UCI Health and the anesthesia care team. They ensure the clinical environment is safe with properly functionally equipment to contribute to a safe and efficient delivery of anesthesia for patients. All of our anesthesia technicians have been certified and passed the national examination requirements established by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT).

Our anesthesia technicians assist in direct patient care with equipment maintenance, servicing, testing, sterilization, assembly and calibration. Additionally, they troubleshoot equipment problems, document records for quality assurance, as well as operate a variety of leading-edge mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used to monitor, evaluate and manage patients undergoing anesthesia. Our anesthesia technicians provide a familiarity bridge with technology and difficulties associated with high-risk anesthesia patient care.

The anesthesia technicians assist our anesthesia care providers at multiple locations at UCI Health including the UCI Medical Center, UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the outpatient surgery center. They provide close support in the intraoperative and perioperative settings with surgical procedures that vary in complexity and encompasses the diverse patient population of the community. Some procedures anesthesia technicians support includes care for adult and pediatric patients for cardiothoracic, vascular, trauma, neurosurgery, urology, ENT, plastics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology and general surgery. They also provide support for special procedures in the burn intensive care, cardiac catheterization lab and the radiology department for MRIs, CT scans, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, gastrointestinal lab. Our anesthesia technicians are trained to anticipate the needs of the patient and the healthcare providers.

UCI Medical Center is also a clinical training location for the anesthesia technology training program in association with Pasadena City College. Our team of anesthesia technicians are mentors and are contributing to the advancement of the anesthesia technology profession to the future generation.