"The mission of the
Anesthesia Awareness Campaign is "to prevent patients (even one) from
experiencing anesthesia awareness and its consequences through
education, prevention, and empowerment by replacing
ignorance or fear with knowledge."
Anesthesia awareness is the phenomenon of being mentally alert (and terrified) while supposedly under full general anesthesia. The patient is paralyzed, unable to speak, and totally helpless to communicate his/her awareness. Since 1998, the Anesthesia Awareness Campaign has been educating and advocating for the prevention of anesthesia awareness and supporting victims.
The Anesthesia Awareness Campaign is the the response of one anesthesia awareness victim. We are a non-profit patient advocacy organization almost exclusively maintained on a day-to-day basis by our President and Founder, Carol Weihrer.
For more information on anesthesia awareness or advice and support, please contact us.