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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR ANESTHESIA PROVIDER
Here are a few questions
that you may want to ask prior to receiving sedation analgesia:
type of Anesthesia is planned for me?
Will I be receiving local anesthesia in addition to sedation?
What are the risks of the anesthesia chosen for me?
the qualifications of the person administering the anesthetic?
Is the Doctor board certified by the American Board of
Is a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse
Anesthetist) or someone else administering the anesthesia?
provider’s equipment up to date?
will I be monitored?
will be monitoring my recovery after the procedure?
I have an I.V. (intravenous catheter)?
the level of sedation I receive be sufficient to make me comfortable during
the procedure as well as the recovery period immediately afterward?
the provider stay with me the entire procedure?
the anesthesiologist be present and available until I leave the
will decide when I am ready to go home?
can I call if I have any problems or questions once I get home?
provisions are made if I need to go to the hospital in case of
Need to Avoid Before Surgery
Different types of Anesthesia
Preparation and Recovery
Anesthesia Frequently Asked Questions