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Environmental sustainability resources: Apps & podcasts

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.


Recommended podcasts are listed below. Additional information about podcasts can be found on the Podcasts library guide.

Podcast episodes 

The following are podcast episodes related to environmental sustainability in healthcare

ABC Radio Perth: Adam Crossley podcast

ASA Central Line Episode 43: Inside the monitor – Flattening the curve

A lively and comprehensive discussion about sustainability and environmental best practices&between Dr&Adam Striker and Dr&Jodi Sherman, Co-Chair of ASA’s Subcommittee on Environmental Health. Learn more about the impact of inhaled anaesthetics, the misunderstanding surrounding single-use disposables, and infection prevention.

RNZ: Healthcare sector working to reduce carbon emissions

RNZ: Environmental cost of healthcare's 'secret' toxic waste

Medics and chemical engineers are calling for safe and effective disposal of hospital waste. Anaesthetic gas alone rivals the carbon footprint of long haul flights, with emissions from a single hospital in New Zealand equalling 500 return flights between Auckland and London. Dr Rob Burrell and associate professor Dr Saeid Baroutian, are calling for improved monitoring and investment in technology to properly dispose of toxic hospital waste.

AudioDigest Spotlight

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Recommended apps are listed below, sorted by area. Additional information about ANZCA-subscribed/supported apps can be found on the Apps library guide.

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