Greening the Operating Room: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Redesign
Authors: T. Kate Huncke, MD; Susan Ryan, PhD, MD; Harriet W. Hopf, MD; Deborah Axelrod, MD; Jeffrey M. Feldman, MD, MSE; Toni Torrillo, MD; William Paulsen, PhD; Caitlin Stanton, MPH; Spencer Yost, MD; Adam B. Striker, MD
Produced by the Committee on Equipment and Facilities, Charlotte Bell, M.D., Chair
Did you know?
- Operating rooms generate 20-30 percent of total hospital waste?
- Inhaled anesthetics are potent greenhouse gases?
- Many anesthesia equipment and facility design choices can have significant environmental
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