Patient Resource Center

Resources for Your Family

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. Two of the most popular brochures are Anesthesia Options for Labor & Delivery for expectant parents, and Herbal Products and Your Anesthesia.


Learn about Anesthesia


Pediatric Anesthesia: Preparing your Child for Surgery

Ensure that a CRNA is Part of Your Dental Team

Patient Resources


The resources on this page may incorporate or summarize views, guidelines, or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled and presented in good faith but does not necessarily reflect the views of the AANA. Links to third-party websites are inserted for informational purposes and do not constitute an endorsement of the material on those sites, or of any associated organization.  The resources on this page are for information only and are not medical or legal advice. They are not official AANA policy (unless indicated) and they do not supersede laws, regulations, or government directives or dictate the decisions of the individual CRNA or facility.