Virginia Mason: Sustainable anesthesia case cart

Anesthetic gas toolkit


(Anesthetic gas toolkit) In 2015, Virginia Mason continued to improve on their anesthesia carts to enable anesthesiologists to have an environmentally responsible practice. The carts were optimized so that each one has a recycling, compressed aerosols, and a comingled sharps container. Once the standard work was agreed to, all of the carts were standardized to the design, so that it is intuitive and easy to use.  This improved quality, reduced opportunities for mistakes, and ensured a lower environmental impact.

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