For Patients / Para Los Pacientes

Welcome to AANA's Public Information
and Patient Resources Center!

 
Those preparing to receive anesthesia will find the answers to
important questions here.
 
Before having anesthesia for surgery, childbirth, pain management, or any other procedure, the AANA advises patients to learn as much as they can about their anesthesia options; the do's and don’ts before and after anesthesia; how other medications interact with anesthetic drugs; possible side effects of anesthesia, and more. By educating yourself as much as possible, you will become an informed “partner” in your own anesthesia care.
 
The AANA has a broad range of patient education resources, including brochures, fact sheets, and a children’s coloring and activity book titled Sweet Dreams at the Hospital. Two of the most popular brochures are Anesthesia Options for Labor & Delivery for expectant parents, and Herbal Products and Your Anesthesia. All of these resources and more are accessible through this section of the AANA website.


 
Patient Resources
Your Anesthesia Experience
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children and Anesthesia
 
 
Avoiding Complications
 
It's Time to Start Listening to Mother: Wash Your Hands
  
 
 
AANA Warns Viagra Users of Potential Risks During Surgery
 
Anesthesia Risks of Tattoos and Pierced Tongues More Than Skin Deep 
 
 
Holiday Surgery Tips
 
 
Nurse Anesthesia Safety and Cost-Effectiveness
 
 
 
Anesthesia News and Notes
 
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Information and Resources
 
 
 
 
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