The first general anaesthesia was given a hundred and fifty years ago. This is one of the youngest specialities of medicine now diversified in to newer branches like Intensive Care, pain relief, and emergency medical management.
An Anaesthesiologist (Anaesthetist) is a medical doctor who is a postgraduate in this field. They are assisted by Associate Consultants, Registrars, Operating Department Assistants (technicians), and recovery room nurses. Well-trained staff and availability of latest technology makes this as one of the safest places to get an anaesthesia.
Anaesthetic machines giving adequate oxygen at all times.
One of these is available in every theatre unmatched even in the developed world. These monitors let us use extremely low fresh gas flows lesser than 500mls resulting in extreme economy, and negligible theatre pollution. They monitor the following continuously:-