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Anesthetic gas data collection and tracking tool

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Clinician engagement
  • Toolkit
  • Tool
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Establishing a baseline and tracking progress toward waste reduction goals helps make the case to senior leadership for the program’s continuation. Use this tool to enter anesthetic gas data and track progress over time. This interactive spreadsheet will calculate the MTCO2e from purchasing data, track percent change, and visually highlight the breakdown 

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Anesthetic gas data collection worksheet

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Toolkit
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Establishing a baseline and tracking use of anesthetic gases is central to the anesthetic gas goal. Working with your organization’s anesthesia champion, supply chain, pharmacy, clinical engineering staff, and/or medical gas vendor, use the data collection worksheet to gather annual purchasing data. 

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Anesthetic gas reduction goal

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Toolkit
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) As more health care organizations are setting GHG reduction and carbon neutral goals, focusing on anesthesia is one strategy that can support scope 1 emissions reduction and engage clinicians. Use the Practice Greenhealth anesthesia goal to set a target your facility can achieve. 

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Anesthetic gas data addendum

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Toolkit
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Use this addendum for a step-by-step example to calculate by hand the MTCO2e from purchasing data. The addendum also reviews terms used when gathering this data.

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Anesthetic gas how-to guide

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Toolkit
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthetic gases represent around 5 percent of a facility’s scope 1 GHG emissions and around 50 percent of an OR’s emissions. The anesthetic gas how-to guide is your one-stop shop for research and talking points to engage anesthesia providers, set a goal, establish a baseline, and identify strategies to reduce your facility’s environmental impact.

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Why anesthesia?

  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Toolkit
  • Clinician engagement
  • Greenhouse Gas
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthesia and anesthetic gases have a direct impact on the environment, patients, and community health.  This document highlights key talking points and rationale for focusing on anesthesia, such as environmental, financial, and human health impacts and the need to engage providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Executive summary

  • Toolkit
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greenhouse Gas
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthesia and anesthetic gases have a direct impact on the environment, patients, and community health.  Use the anesthetic gas toolkit executive summary for a quick overview on key talking points and rationale for focusing on anesthesia and the need to engage providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Chemicals
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Toolkit
This toolkit provides the resources for purchasing sustainable products. Use the sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit to identify environmental criteria for RFPs/RFIs, to view specifications or standards, and to identify any available metrics applicable to the products or services under consideration.   Please contact procurement@practicegreenhealth.org with any questions…

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2019 Awards promotion

  • Awards
Congratulations on winning a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award and on your organization’s exemplary environmental stewardship. Now it is time to share the news! In recognition of your dedication to environmental excellence and to help spread the word of this honor, between April 15 and CleanMed, Practice Greenhealth plans to: Announce all award winners on the Practice…

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St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center: medical waste reduction

  • Case Study
  • Waste
  • Regulated medical waste
  • Toolkit
(Less waste toolkit) Since 2009, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has reduced its regulated medical waste (RMW) from 10 to seven percent of total waste, saving an estimated $2,000 per year in waste disposal fees. The operating room and endoscopy personnel identified opportunities for improvement. This win-win opportunity was accomplished through education, improved segregation, and regular…

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