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Environmental sustainability: Overview

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians interested in relevant resources on environmental sustainability, including those available through the ANZCA library.


Pierce T, Lawson C. A call to arms. RCOA Bulletin; 2020; 1(119); 34-35.

Groome J. Greener anaesthesia and sustainability project. RCOA Bulletin; 2020; 1(119); 32-33.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Climate change adaptation toolbox. [Internet]. NIWA; 2020.

Terzon E. Australia's healthcare industry battling 'devastating' level of waste, nurses and doctors say. [Internet]. ABC News. 2019, Jul 17.

McGain F. Five ways hospitals can reduce their environmental footprint. [Internet]. The Conversation. 2018, May 24.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). State of the Climate 2018 [Internet]. CSIRO; 2018.

Climate smart anaesthesia under the microscope. [Internet]. Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. 2018, July 27.


TRA2SH - Trainee-Led Research and Audit in Anaesthesia for Sustainability in Healthcare.

TRA2SH's mission is "to stimulate a positive culture change in sustainable practices in anaesthesia by promoting curiosity amongst trainees, encouraging reflection and problem-solving within departments, whilst upholding the highest standards of patient care."

TRA2SH's Trainees - or “Tra2shees” are ANZCA trainee volunteers who are passionate about sustainability in healthcare, and some may be completing their ANZCA Scholar role project through one of the TRA2SH audit projects.TRA2SH welcomes any new trainees to contact them and get involved.

TRA2SH website

TRA2SH Twitter - @tra2sh1

TRA2SH resources

Environmental sustainability at ANZCA

For more information about environmental sustainability, including links to information about the Environmental sustainability working group, please visit the environmental sustainability page on the college website.

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