Personal Narrative : Something You 'll Always Forget

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Logan Fox
Lora Meredith
English 1020
October 12, 2014
Anesthesiology: Something you’ll always forget

“Count down from ten, and soon you’ll be asleep. We’ll wake you up when the operation is over,” a common phrase from any anesthesiologist. Anesthesiology is a very big field in the world of medicine, and few know about it. From pain management, to full surgical procedures, looking back at anesthesia has shown many advancements in the medical field. Over the years, anesthetics have made some vast improvements. It is essential to know what an anesthesiologist is, the history of anesthetics, and how to become one. This is in part to understand how an anesthesiologist impacts the medical field and why one may want to become one. First of
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Noted by Sonia Szlyk in her YouTube video, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) “with the multiple residency and fellowship training in America and abroad, anesthesiology has been able to make great advancements in its own field because technological advancements throughout the entire field of medicine” (Szlyk). These advancements have been made throughout hundreds of years, all throughout the globe. James E. Caldwell, a notable author and anesthesiologist in New York, wrote in his book that “anesthesiology used to be completely herbal and non-narcotic. Nerve blocks were first used hundreds of years ago with natural properties” (Caldwell 74). If this knowledge was never known, the advancements in the medical realm and field of anesthetics would have never been made. Secondly, knowing the path to become an anesthesiologist is also a valuable piece of knowledge to understand when going over the recent advancements in anesthetics. Starting out is fairly pretty common knowledge for most people. However, it gets a little more complicated following the achievement of an Associates and Bachelor’s degree. As stated by About.com, anesthesiologists go to school for approximately 12 to 13 years, depending on the various types of residency programs and fellowship training that are available across the nation. After graduating high school, Karen Farnen, a journalist with emphasis in medicine, suggests going to a four-year undergraduate school to get a
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