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.
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.
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.
ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.
ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.