Anesthesia Assistants (AAs)

An anesthesia provider that completed a training program. Anesthesia Asistants are required to work under the direction of an anesthesiologist and can only practice in certain states.

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NPO

Nil per os, Latin for “nothing by mouth”

Nothing per mouth or NPO refers to the direction of having nothing to eat or drink during a time period before surgery. Usually begins midnight the day before.

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