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Anesthetic Gas Resource List

The following is a list of just some of the existing resources supporting environmental stewardship in anesthesia care. This list is not comprehensive, and additional articles and resources are continuously being developed.

American Society of Anesthesiologists. Greening the Operating Room and Perioperative Arena: Environmental Sustainability for Anesthesia Practice

Yale Gassing Greener App

Sustainable Development Unit Anaesthetic Gases Carbon Calculator

Sustainable Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Peer Reviewed Literature

Bucx et al. A simple intervention to reduce the anesthetic pharmacy budget; the effect of price list stickers placed on vaporizers.  J Clin Anesth 2015; 27 (4)307-10. 

Feldman JM. Managing fresh gas flow to reduce environmental contamination. Anesth Analg. 2012;114(5):1093–101

Ryan SM, Nielsen CJ. Global warming potential of inhaled anesthetics: Application to clinical use. Anesth Analg. 2010;111(1):92–8.

Ryan, Susan and Sherman, Jodi.  Sustainable Anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia: May 2012 - Volume 114 - Issue 5 - p 921–923.  doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31824fcea6

Sherman J, Le C, Lamers V, Eckelman M. Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of anesthetic drugs. Anesth Analg. 2012;114(5):1086–90.

Sulbaek Andersen MP, Nielsen OJ, Wallington TJ, Karpichev B, Sander SP. Assessing the impact on global climate from general anesthetic gases. Anesth Analg. 2012;14(5):1081–5.

Greenhealth Academy Archived Recordings

GOR Energy Series: Effectively Managing Waste Anesthesia Gas
E9 – How to Engage Clinicians in Sustainability Using Novel Educational and Creative Methods (CleanMed 2017)

Engaging Clinicians through Sustainable Anesthesia Initiatives (part of the 2015 Greening the OR Symposium)

Greening the OR: Clinical Engagement & Emerging Best Practices in the OR

Other Practice Greenhealth Articles

Effectively Managing Waste Anesthesia Gas

An Eye on Anesthesia: Greenhouse gas reduction and patient health go hand in hand

Just Breathe:  How to make the case for environmental stewardship in anesthesia care

Greening the OR Sample Exemplary Documents

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