Charles M. Bazzell, MD, maintains a position as an anesthesiologist at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bazzell has over fifteen years of experience and specializes in critical care medicine. He was educated at the University of Kentucky, and continued his studies with an internship at the Mercy Health System. Dr. Bazzell completed a residency at Baystate Health and a fellowship at the University Florida College of Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is able to offer his patients critical care medical treatments. He is a professional member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and for his hard work and dedication, he has received the Karis Award from the Mayo Clinic and the Big Bell Award from the UMC Health System.
Education and Training
MD at University of Kentucky
The American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
Charles M. Bazzell's Expert Contributions
Procedural anesthesia generally refers to conscious sedation or, in more anesthesia parlance, MAC, for Monitored Anesthetic Care. MAC delivered by an anesthesiologist or CRNA can span a broader range of sedation levels as we are trained in airway mgt and thus can handle times when the patient's level of consciousness may fall below "conscious" sedation such that they require intermittent it even constant airway support. This is where the 2 terms you ask about can become blurred. Procedural sedation, delivered by a nurse not specifically trained for airway management, is limited to sedation levels where loss of airway protective reflexes is not considered a likely possibility. Procedural sedation, or MAC, can may bridge to sedation so deep that airway protection is lost. At that point, technically, the sedation has become a general anesthetic (anesthesia to a level where awareness and the ability to protect one's airway are both expected to be lost). I hope this was helpful. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Lots of Teaching -
- Karis Award by the Mayo Clinic
- Big Bell Award by UMC Health System
- Baystate Health, Massachusetts
- Mercy Health System, Pennsylvania
- University of Florida College of Medicine
Professional Society Memberships
- Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists
What do you attribute your success to?
- A love and passion for what he does and helping his patients
Hobbies / Sports
- Racing Cars
Favorite professional publications
- Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal
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