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Listed below are patient education resources provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In addition, select news articles relevant to Anesthesiology are provided from public media. Pamphlets in PDF format require the free Adobe Reader.


Anesthesiology in the Public Media

Anesthesiology and Patient Safety, ASA Newsletter, November 2006
Public documents from the ASA explaining the role anesthesiologists play in patient safety.
"Guess Who's Putting You Under" by Michael D. Lemonick from Time Magazine, September 6, 2006
This article describes changes in medicine and the role your anesthesiologist plays in your surgery and care.

American Society of Anesthesiologists: Patient Educational Resources

The ASA also maintains two excellent patient education websites at:

http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation.htm and

http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/

Ambulatory Surgery
This pamphlet describes the anesthesia issues of outpatient, or ambulatory, surgery.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/ambulatoryAnes.pdf
Labor Anesthesia and Analgesia
This pamphlet describes patient options and concerns about anesthesia related to childbirth.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/labordelivery.pdf
Patient Awareness Under Anesthesia
This pamphlet describes the risks of patient awareness and memory during surgery.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/Awarenessbrochure.pdf
Sedation Analgesia
This pamphlet describes "twilight" anesthesia, or intravenous sedation.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/SedationBrochure.pdf
When Your Child Needs Anesthesia
This web page describes what you and your child should expect for anesthesia during surgery.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/childanes.htm
Pediatric Anesthesia Coloring Book
This coloring book helps you to explain the hospital visit, surgery, and anesthesia to your child.
http://www2.asahq.org/publications/pc-151-8-my-trip-to-the-hospital-coloring-book.aspx
Herbal Medication Resource
This pamphlet describes what you should know about herbal and dietary supplement use and anesthesia.
http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/herbPatient.pdf

 

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