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And the other staff that observed this behavior but didn't report it gets off scott free? Don't think so. Everyone in the room will be sued and elminated only after culpability cannot be proven. I do not think this is the case here. He needs to be reported to the medical board after a drug screen.
Sounded like the OP did report it, s/he stated that "what if no one will listen?" And of course, everyone can get sued. My point was, I can't see how the nurse could have any responsibility as to what the anesthesiologist does or does not do. All s/he can do is make sure the appropriate people are made aware of the situation.
As far as I can see, the only person who would
have some of the responsibility could be the surgeon, who chooses to continue to operate while s/he has been made aware that the anesthesiologist is sleeping and not monitoring his/her patient.
And of course, you should most definitely report him to hospital administration/medical board/whatever you see fit.