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.
Sharps and pharmaceutical waste disposal presents an ongoing challenge for environmental sustainability in healthcare. Navigating this space can be confusing for medical professionals due to varying regulations across regions and within hospital networks.
The ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network hosted a webinar covering green disposal of sharps and drugs waste with two keynote speakers who shared their research to shed light on these important issues; Dr Martin Minehan and Dr Taryn Naggs.
The session ended with a panel discussion including Dr Minehan, Dr Naggs and Dr Daniel Brooks Reid who is the principal investigator for TRA2SH’s (Trainee-led Research and Audit in Anaesthesia for Sustainability in Healthcare). The webinar will be co-chaired by ESN Executive members Dr Archana Shrivathsa and Dr Rajesh Pachchigar.
We thank Drug Waste International for their support of this webinar. Drug Waste International is focused on environmental sustainability, compliance and safety and prides itself on being a safety management company, not a waste management company. Drug Waste International provides a unique and timely answer for compliant drug disposal. For further information visit https://www.drugwaste.com.au/ or contact 1800 30 60 75.
The ESN recording from 22 November 2022 at 6:30pm. Duration: 81mins
Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN)
The ANZCA ESN is a community of practice dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change in healthcare. Find out more on the environmental sustainability page on the college website.
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