Educate patients about anesthesia, pain management and the medical experts committed to patient safety and high-quality care before, during and after surgery, procedures and other treatments.
Alert patients and policymakers to the importance of patient-centered, physician-led care and the critical role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety.
What You Should Know:
In addition to educating the public of the expertise, education and training of physician anesthesiologists and the importance of the anesthesia care team, the site offers a wealth of useful information about preparing for anesthesia and surgery, risks, pain management (acute and chronic pain, labor and delivery, postoperative and more) and opioids.
Read the physician and patient stories about how ASA members and their anesthesia care teams are making a difference—saving and changing lives when seconds count.
What ASA Is Doing:
ASA continues to augment and enhance the When Seconds Count site regularly with content of interest to the public looking for information about the specialty of anesthesiology.
Additionally, ASA regularly creates resources for its members to educate policymakers and the public about the specialty.