Brochures and Resources

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has some terrific brochures in both English and Spanish about what a patient needs to know before undergoing anesthesia.

Brochures Offered in English

Preparing for Anesthesia

Before Anesthesia: The Patient's Active Role Makes A Difference (PDF)

After Anesthesia: The Patient's Active Role Assists Your Recovery (PDF)

Anesthetic Awareness
Patient Awareness Under General Anesthesia: What Is It? 

Anesthesia Options for Labor and Delivery: What Every Expectant Parent Should Know

Conscious Sedation: What Patients Should Expect (PDF)

CRNAs and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PDF)

CRNAs Answer Your Questions (PDF)

Herbal Products and Your Anesthetic (PDF) 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): What You Should Know (PDF)
This brochure explains MRI safety, sedation or anesthesia for an MRI, and what to expect during an MRI. See the AANA Bookstore for ordering information. 

Office-Based Anesthesia: What Every Patient Should Know to Prepare for Surgery and Anesthesia in a Physician's Office (PDF)

Standards for Office-Based Anesthesia Practice

Brochures Offered in Spanish

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