- Select, order, or administer anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products as necessary.
- Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
- Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications.
- Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques, such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks.
- Prepare prescribed solutions and administer local, intravenous, spinal, or other anesthetics, following specified methods and procedures.
- Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems.
- Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
- Assist anesthesiologists in performing anesthetic procedures, such as epidural or spinal injections.
||Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
- Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
||Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
||Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
- Administer medications including those administered by injection.
||Critical Care Nurses
- Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.
||Acute Care Nurses
- Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
- Administer or maintain conscious sedation during and after procedures.
- Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management.
||Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
- Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Administer general and local anesthetics.
- Administer local anesthetic agents.
- Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
- Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
- Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.