nurse anesthesiologist

noun

plural nurse anesthesiologists
: nurse anesthetist
At the bare minimum, a surgical procedure will require a "surgical team" composed of the surgeon, a circulating nurse, a nurse anesthesiologist, and a scrub nurse. Joshua Bosire et al.

Note: The term nurse anesthesiologist is established as a synonym of nurse anesthetist, but its use is sometimes criticized by those who argue that anesthesiologist should only be used to refer a medical doctor. Nurse anesthetist is a substantially more common term.

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nurse anesthesiologist was in 1953

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“Nurse anesthesiologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse%20anesthesiologist. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

nurse anesthesiologist

noun
: nurse anesthetist

Note: The term nurse anesthesiologist is established as a synonym of nurse anesthetist, but its use is sometimes criticized by those who argue that anesthesiologist should only be used to refer to a medical doctor. Nurse anesthetist is a substantially more common term.

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