During their mission anaesthesiologists often have to work with the most basic technical equipment and under difficult circumstances. A diverse practical experience is required.

Especially for anaesthesiologists, being capable of using "antiquated" working methods is a big advantage. You will mainly be working during conflicts and their aftermath. You will need flexibility, creativity and experience to face situations where you will work without monitors and breathing apparatus, but focused on your five senses only. This means you will be administering anaesthesia in situations in which the “clinical view” is often the principal monitoring procedure, caring for both pre- and post-operative patients, giving further training to local colleagues and drafting emergency plans for situations with a large number of wounded.

Special requirements:

  • completed medical specialist training
    a deployment may be possible in the 6th year of your specialization after a validation of your professional competencies
  • professional experience, as versatile as possible
  • minimum of 4 weeks availability (after validation by a technical referent)

Anaesthesiologists should have experience with:

  • paediatric anaesthesia
  • neonatal reanimation
  • emergency and intensive care
  • sound knowledge of inhalation, spinal and regional anaesthesia
  • improvisational talent e.g. in the repair of anaesthesia equipment

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