Information for Patients

One of our organization’s biggest priorities is providing anesthesia patients with valuable information on the different types of anesthesia, CRNAs and general anesthesia care. MoANA strives to provide thorough resources to help our patients feel safe and secure before medical procedure.

About Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a safe and effective means of alleviating pain and discomfort during medical and surgical procedures.  Learn more about the different types and uses of anesthesia.

About CRNAs

Learn more about what CRNAs do, who they serve, and how they work.

Pre-Op Evaluation

Anesthesia is tailored to each individual according to the patients’ health history, medications they take, age, weight, and past reactions to anesthesia.  Learn more about what you need to know and questions you should have answered before receiving anesthesia.

Do’s and Don’ts

This is a helpful list of key information you should know before receiving anesthesia.


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There are a number of specialized terms used with anesthesia. Check out this reference to find out what some of them mean.