Anesthesia Technologist Program
The Anesthesia Technologist program at Western School of Health and Business Careers, Pittsburgh (WSHBC) is designed to prepare students to assist the anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist with the preparation of the equipment and supplies needed to deliver anesthesia to patients with supervision. The program focuses on teaching students to maintain and troubleshoot anesthesia equipment and maintain a clean work environment. The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component, and an clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum consists of supervised experiences in a clinical environment, which requires competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student. At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as anesthesia technicians.
Graduates of the Anesthesia Technologist program at WSHBC are eligible for and encouraged to take the certification examination offered by the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT). This certification examination is voluntary but obtaining this certification may enhance employment opportunities. However, certification requirements for taking and passing this examination are not controlled by WSHBC and are subject to change without notice. WSHBC cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the certification exam at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
STATE LICENSURE/REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Licensure and/or registration requirements are controlled by the individual states and are subject to change without notice. Although Pennsylvania does not require anesthesia technicians to obtain state licensure and/or registration at this time, some states may require this. WSHBC does not control state licensure and/or registration requirements and cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as anesthesia technicians in Pennsylvania or any other state, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
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