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Environmental sustainability: 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.

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: 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.

Anaesthetic Impact Calculator

Developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Anaesthetic&Impact Calculator&allows clinicians to calculate and compare the CO2e of inhaled anaesthesia agents and carrier gases.

SDG in Action

The SDG in Action app is the home of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - one of which is to tackle climate change by 2030.

Yale Gassing Greener

Yale Gassing Greener helps anaesthesia providers build environmentally conscious practices. The app features two calculators that provide reports on carbon emissions of inhaled anaesthetics.

RNZ: Healthcare sector working to reduce carbon emissions

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