Welcome to a new resource with information on the issue of anesthesia awareness, the rare -- but real -- risk of surgery that occurs when a patient under general anesthesia stays or becomes conscious during surgery but can’t move or talk because paralytics are in effect.
On this site, you’ll find a range of information about this topic including the full webcast of “A Wake-Up Call About Anesthesia Awareness: Striking a Balance in Public Perceptions,” a forum featuring a dynamic panel of anesthesia professionals; results of the Stryker National Attitudes And Perceptions (SNAP) Survey™; the Guide to Getting PRO-Active as You Approach Surgery with Anesthesia™, a Patient Preparedness Tool™ designed to facilitate two-way conversations between individuals and their healthcare team, resulting in personalized care and improved patient experiences; as well as many other unique resources.
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to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
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