Medscape features new guidance on how to reduce pollution from inhaled anesthesia
In the article, Jodi Sherman, M.D., co-author, chair of ASA’s Committee on Environmental Health, discussedthe new guidance, published in Anaesthesia, which provides actionable steps to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from inhaled anesthetics without compromising patient care. “First, there has to be a very simple recognition that climate change is a problem, and second, that health care is part of the problem," she said. "And third, that there are very simple things that we can and ought to do to minimize our impact." Harriet Hopf, M.D., FASA, and Brian Chesebro, M.D., were also quoted.