Patient Safety Tool: AANA's Conscious Sedation Brochure


The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists offers a free, downloadable brochure for patients which provides answers to questions about conscious sedation.


The brochure, titled "Conscious Sedation: What Patients Should Expect," answers questions including:

  • What is conscious sedation?
  • When is conscious sedation administered?
  • Who can administer conscious sedation?
  • What the side effects of conscious sedation?


The brochure also provides a list of questions patients should ask about conscious sedation prior to their procedure.


Download the AANA brochure on conscious sedation (pdf) for use in your facility.


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Amerinet's Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Toolkit

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AMA's Medication Safety Checklist

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