ANAESTHESIOLOGY IN SCANDINAVIA

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Working as an Anaesthesiologist in Sweden

Due to the lack of anaesthesiologists in Sweden, we are searching for European doctors to work in the field. In Sweden, anaesthesiology is a medical specialty encompassing perioperative care, anaesthetics, intensive care and pain medicine.

Anaesthesiology is a prestigious and lucrative field of medicine, but requires a great deal of education and expertise.

In Sweden, anaesthesia and intensive care is a medical specialty, and the Swedish Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is a section of the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Swedish Medical Association.

Working as an Anaesthesiologist in Norway

Through many years, thousands of foreign doctors have been working in Norway. Due to a chronical shortage doctors, the country has been quite eager to attract doctors from abroad, mainly specialist doctors, to fill vacant positions in the constantly expanding healthcare industry.

In Norway, two occupational groups have anaesthesia education – anaesthesiologists and nurse anaesthetists. The formal educations of the two groups differ, but they overlap and complement each other in everyday work.

In Norway, anaesthesiologists are also responsible for advanced pain treatment, intensive treatment of severely ill patients, and emergency medicine. Therefore, anaesthesiologists must have broad medical knowledge and skills, since the anaesthesiologist in pre-hospital care will be the only doctor carrying out the treatment of acute, serious illnesses and injuries. Anaesthesiologists do their job mostly in hospitals, working closely with physicians in other disciplines.

Working as an Anaesthesiologist in Denmark

Anaesthesiology in Denmark is a medical specialty with four main features: Anaesthesia, intensive care, resuscitation and treatment of patients with acute illness within hospitalisation (præhospitalsbehandling), and pain management. There are about 1200 anaesthesiologists working in Denmark with a standard working week of 37 hours.

Anaesthesiology is first and foremost a hospital specialty, but there are specialised physicians practices outside hospitals. In hospitals, the specialist in anaesthesiology is responsible for the preparation, execution and subsequent monitoring during anaesthesia.