anes·​the·​tist | \ ə-ˈnes-thə-tist How to pronounce anesthetist (audio) , British -ˈnēs-\

Definition of anesthetist

: a heath-care professional trained to administer anesthetics — see also nurse anesthetist

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Patients may have thought their expenses were covered by insurance, only to discover that their ER doctor or anesthetist or radiologist was outside their insurance policy’s network and therefore free to charge what the market will bear. Michael Hiltzik,, "Opponents launch constitutional attack on laws to end surprise medical bills," 2 July 2019 Dorothy was a ward nurse and Ellan trained as an anesthetist. Kim Willsher,, "75 years ago, she was an Army nurse. At age 99, she’s returned to Normandy to mark D-day," 5 June 2019 Notifications received this week by North Carolina Commerce Department officials showed 163 jobs affected, including certified registered nurse anesthetists and people in sales, billing, scheduling and accounting. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "The extent of anesthesiology layoffs at Atrium hospitals is detailed for first time," 3 July 2018 Also, for three months each anesthesiologist will be partnered with a nurse anesthetist to help transition the new doctors to Atrium, Wherry said. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect," 19 June 2018 Pearce says the anesthetist and experienced cave diver would return to his home in Adelaide city soon. Fox News, "The Latest: Thai PM thanks people involved in cave rescue," 11 July 2018 Such nurses have also been involved in interviewing Wherry's recruits, said Diane Blanchfield, who leads Atrium's team of 350 nurse anesthetists in the Charlotte region. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect," 19 June 2018 Sellers, a nurse anesthetist in Tucson, Ariz., would wake up at 4 a.m. to run. Stanley Kay,, "Sarah Sellers Offers Advice on Training Like an Elite While Working a Full-Time Job," 7 May 2018 Sellers lived here from 2015 until mid-2017 while studying to be a nurse anesthetist at Barry University’s Orlando campus and doing rotations at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Stephen Ruiz,, "Boston Marathon runner-up nurses fond memories of time in Orlando," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of anesthetist

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anesthetist was in 1860

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthetist

medical : a doctor or nurse who gives an anesthetic to a patient


variants: or chiefly British anaesthetist \ ə-​ˈnes-​thət-​əst, British -​ˈnēs-​ \

Medical Definition of anesthetist

: a health-care professional trained to administer anesthetics — see nurse anesthetist

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