The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) offers brochures, checklists, tip sheets and other materials to provide you with information on anesthesia, pain management and the medical experts committed to patient safety and high-quality care before, during and after surgery, procedures and other treatments.

You can download brochure PDFs for free from the links below and print in color on two-sided, 8 ½ x 11 paper in whatever quantities needed.


Pain Management

Pain Management (PDF)

Taking Opioids for Pain? Some Hard Questions You Should Ask (PDF)

Opioid Use for Pain Management Across Generations (PDF)

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Guide (PDF)


Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery: An Anesthesia Checklist (PDF)

The Path to a Safe Surgery: Preparing for Anesthesia Begins With You (PDF)

Awareness and Anesthesia (PDF)

Checklist for Parents: Help Your Child Get Ready for Surgery (PDF)

Children and Anesthesia (PDF)

Help Your Patients Stop Smoking for Surgery (for physicians) (PDF)

Herbal and Dietary Supplements and Anesthesia (PDF)

Obesity, Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia (PDF)

Outpatient Surgery and Anesthesia (PDF)

Sedation, Analgesia and Anesthesia (PDF)

Seniors and Anesthesia (PDF)

Stop Smoking for Surgery (PDF)


Managing Labor Pain

Birth Plan Template (PDF)

Pain Management for Delivery: Moms Share Their Experiences (PDF)

Childbirth and Anesthesia (PDF)


Role of Physician Anesthesiologists

Physician Anesthesiologists: More Than Meets the Eye (PDF)

Physician Anesthesiologists: The Anesthesia, Pain and Critical Care Specialists (PDF)