A device that permits the anesthetist to view the vocal cords to protect them from possible injury with placement of breathing tube.
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.
Placement of a flexible plastic tube in the trachea to protect and support the airway and allow for mechanical or artificial respiration. This is usually done when the patient is asleep.