Patient Education Tool: 'Herbal Products and Your Anesthetic' Brochure

The American Association of Nurses Anesthetists provide a free, downloadable brochure on herbal products and what patients need to know about them before receiving anesthesia and undergoing a surgical procedure.

 

The "Herbal Products and Your Anesthetic" brochure answers two questions pertaining to herbal products — "What are herbal products?" and "What are the concerns?" — and then provides several steps for patients to take concerning their use of herbal products before having an anesthetic.

 

The brochure also identifies possible side effects or interactions with anesthetics by popular herbal products and provides some best practices on using herbal products safely.


Download the AANA's herbal products brochure (pdf) for distribution by your facility.

 

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