Disability Insurance for Anesthesiology Assistants
Oct 11, 2015
Jamie Fleischner

Jamie Fleischner

11 Oct, 2015

Anesthesiology Assistants Disability Insurance

Set for Life Insurance provides individual disability insurance for anesthesiology assistants.  These individual disability policies cover anesthesiology assistants if they can’t work in their occupation due to sickness or injury, even if they can work in another occupation and earn an income.

Why Choose Set for Life Insurance for Anesthesiology Assistants?

Set for Life Insurance has specialized in working in the medical market since 1993 and understands the needs of anesthesiology assistants. Based on our vast insurance, here are some tips on what to look for in an individual disability insurance policy:

  • Own occupation or specialty specific language. This means if due to sickness or injury you can’t work as an anesthesiology assistant, you will receive a benefit even if you can or choose to work in another occupation and receive an income.
  • Noncancelable, guaranteed renewable. This means that once you have your policy, the company can never cancel you or increase your premium or change the terms of the contract.
  • Discounts. If you are affiliated with a hospital, chances are Set for Life Insurance has an available discount for you. Furthermore, if you are a woman, you may be eligible for unisex, discounted rates saving you close to 70%. This is because women pay close to twice as much as men and this negates the discrepancy.

Anesthesiologist assistants are highly skilled professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists (specialist physicians) and exclusively within the anesthesia care team environment as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to design and implement anesthesia care plans.

Anesthesiologist assistants operate anesthesia equipment, monitor patients and provide quality anesthesia care. They accompany the patient before, during and after anesthesia to ensure quality and continuity of care. Anesthesiologist assistants are trained to assist in life-saving measures, such as CPR, and life support. Anesthesiologist assistants are in high demand, because of the need for skilled personnel to deliver anesthesia. Anesthesiologist assistants operate as physician extenders, performing critical tasks that ensure the safety of the patient and promote optimal health outcomes.

Working Conditions

Anesthesiologist assistants work in hospitals and surgery centers under the direction of a licensed anesthesiologist.

The profession maintains a typical work week with options for on-call, evening or weekend assignments. The anesthesiologist assistant’s responsibilities include:

  • Taking a complete health history of the patient
  • Performing physical exams to identify any issues that may affect the anesthesia care plan
  • Administering necessary diagnostic and laboratory tests (such as taking blood)
  • Preparing the patient to be monitored, using noninvasive and invasive methods, as determined by the physician
  • Assisting with preparatory procedures, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography and evoked potentials
  • Pre-testing and calibrating of anesthesia delivery systems and monitors
  • Inducing, sustaining and adjusting anesthesia levels
  • Ensuring continuity of care through the postoperative recovery period
  • Assisting with life support where required, including airway management
  • Performing functions in the intensive care unit and pain clinic
  • Performing administrative duties, research and clinical instruction

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