Patient Guide Disclaimer

This Patient Guide to Anesthesia & Surgery is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF). APSF grants each user a limited right to use the guide, in whole or in part, for non-commercial purposes and provided that all such use shall contain the following “©2023 APSF. All Rights Reserved.” And a link to the APSF Patient Guide web page here Other than the limited license above, the content may not be distributed, resold, reproduced in whole or in part, or used to create content by any entity other than the APSF without express written permission of the APSF. For permission, please contact [email protected]. Each user hereby grants to APSF a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free right and license to use any feedback related to the guide to further develop the guide or other content or programs of APSF.

The intent of the Patient Guide to Anesthesia & Surgery content is to provide patients with informational and educational content related to anesthesia side effects, surgical risk factors and other frequently asked questions patients have before surgery. The content is for general guidance and is not intended to establish a standard of care or provide medical advice. The content does not include all potential risks, side effects, or other patient concerns, and it is not intended as a substitute for the provider’s clinical judgment and experience. The responsible provider must make all treatment decisions based upon their independent judgment and the patient’s individual clinical presentation. This content is provided as is and without liability. The APSF shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages related to the use or misuse of the information contained herein. The APSF may modify the content at any time without notice.