Certified Anesthesiologists Assistants (CAAs) are highly skilled, specialized healthcare providers who work under the direction of licensed Anesthesiologists within the Anesthesia Care Team Model as described by the American Society of Anesthesiolgists (ASA). CAAs are trained extensively in the delivery and maintenance of safe anesthetics in all surgical specialities.
For a detailed scope of practice and job description for CAAs, please click here.
Where do AAs practice?
Anesthesiologist Assistants now work in twenty states. In those states where anesthesiologist assistants practice, they work under either delegatory provisions of a medical practice act or regulations derived from a medical practice act.
The states (and territory) in which AAs work by a license, regulation, and/or certification are:
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The states in which AAs are granted practice privilege through physician delegation:
- New Hampshire
- West Virginia