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
Public documents from the ASA explaining the role anesthesiologists play in patient safety.
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:
This pamphlet describes the anesthesia issues of outpatient, or ambulatory, surgery.
Labor Anesthesia and Analgesia
This pamphlet describes patient options and concerns about anesthesia related to childbirth.
Patient Awareness Under Anesthesia
This pamphlet describes the risks of patient awareness and memory during surgery.
This pamphlet describes "twilight" anesthesia, or intravenous sedation.
When Your Child Needs Anesthesia
This web page describes what you and your child should expect for anesthesia during surgery.
Pediatric Anesthesia Coloring Book
This coloring book helps you to explain the hospital visit, surgery, and anesthesia to your child.
Herbal Medication Resource
This pamphlet describes what you should know about herbal and dietary supplement use and anesthesia.