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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.

Spotlight

Watch: The pointy end; greening sharps and drug waste (ESN Webinar 2022)

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.

The ESN recording from 22 November 2022 at 6:30pm. Duration: 81 mins

TRA2SH

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

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