Tag: Carbon footprint

Single-use items contribute two-thirds of carbon footprint in the OR

Editor's Note In this study from the UK, researchers find that two-thirds of carbon contributions in the OR can be attributed to single-use items and one-third to reusable products used in five common surgical procedures. The mean average carbon footprint includes: 85.5 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents) for knee arthroplasty…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 18, 2023
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The Joint Commission seeking comments on proposed environmental sustainability requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on March 22, announced that it is seeking comments on proposed new requirements to address environmental sustainability for the hospital and critical access hospital programs. The aim of the proposed new Leadership (LD) Standard LD.05.01.01 is to help facilities minimize their carbon footprints as they…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2023
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