Tools and resources

Buildings
Chemicals
Energy
Food
Transportation
Waste
Water

Webinar: Effectively managing waste anesthetic gas

  • Webinar
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthesia, perioperative, biomed, and facilities staff can learn about emerging technologies to reduce scavenger system demand. Gain insight from Practice Greenhealth members and their experiences implementing a dynamic gas scavenger system.  Hear from clinical and technical experts at Cleveland Clinic, the University of Wisconsin, and others as they discuss energy…

Learn More

Hospital highlight: Western Health, Melbourne, Australia

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Case Study
  • Clinician engagement
  • Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Learn from our international partner, Global Green and Healthy Hospital initiative, about the education for anesthesia providers that resulted in practice change and financial savings for Western Health in Melbourne, Australia.

Learn More

Hospital highlight: Middlemore Hospital Counties Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Case Study
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Clinician engagement
  • Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Learn from our international partner, Global Green and Healthy Hospital initiative, about strategies used and lessons learned at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, to engage anesthesia providers and reduce GHG emissions from anesthetic gases.

Learn More

Hospital highlight: Harborview Medical Center

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Clinician engagement
  • Case Study
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Purchasing new anesthesia machines presented an opportunity for the sustainability and anesthesia teams at Harborview Medical Center to partner with supply chain and clinical engineering to select equipment with environmental attributes like fresh gas flow monitors. New machines helped the organization reduce GHG emissions and costs related to anesthetic gases.

Learn More

Harborview Medical Center

Hospital highlight: Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Case Study
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) As a teaching hospital, Seattle Children’s has a high volume of new residents and anesthesia providers, posing a challenge for education and compliance. Learn about the thorough monthly orientation and education strategy they used to reduce GHG emissions from anesthesia. 

Learn More

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Hospital highlight: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Case Study
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center used education to reduce GHG emissions from anesthesia, saving more than $22k for the organization.

Learn More

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Hospital highlight: UW Health

  • Case Study
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Greenhouse Gas
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Check out the engagement strategy UW Health developed to reduce GHG emissions from anesthesia and save more than $240k annually. 

Learn More

UW Health - University Health and American Family Children’s Hospital

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital anesthetic gas poster

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Poster
  • Exemplary Document
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Check out the poster William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital used to educate staff and share financial savings and GHG reduction success. 

Learn More

Hospital highlight: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Case Study
  • Greenhouse Gas
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Check out this hospital highlight: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital reduced GHG emissions from anesthetic gases by 65 percent and saved $11,000. 

Learn More

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Anesthesia checklist

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Clinician engagement
  • Toolkit
  • Checklist
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Use this checklist to assess current practices and track implementation of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from anesthetic gases. Strategies apply to anesthesia care by clinicians, as well as engineering, facilities, pharmacy, EVS, supply chain, and other key stakeholders.

Learn More

Join Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the health care sector’s go-to source for information, tools, data, resources, and expert technical support on sustainability initiatives that help hospitals and health systems meet their health, financial, and community goals.

Join now