Tag Archive for ‘green OR’

Journal article focuses on sustainability strategies to reduce OR waste

Evidence-based green practices and sustainability strategies to reduce waste in the OR are summarized.

The intersection of climate change and surgery

Climate change’s role in expanding existing racial and economic disparities in health care are described as is the surgeon’s role in leading sustainability efforts in the operating room.

Lessons from COVID-19: Why adaptation is needed for surgical climate readiness

Strategies for managing the COVID-19 pandemic response, such as increasing energy and resource efficiency, could inform the surgeon’s role in climate change mitigation.

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Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Climate change: What does it mean for the future of surgery?

Climate change: What does it mean for the future of surgery?

This month’s cover story describes the effects of climate change on human health and identifies how surgeons can take action to reduce health care’s environmental footprint.

Dr. Heniford participating in a 2010 Operation Hernia medical mission trip in Mongolia. The surgeons used the recycled surgical supplies donated by the CMC OR.

Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR

Effective green OR strategies reduce operating cost, eliminate waste, and improve environmental sustainability. This article highlights practical solutions for promoting the kind of culture change necessary to achieve long-lasting green OR initiatives.


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