Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 12 - 2020
Simple Green Changes for Anesthesia Practices to Make a Difference
Cindy B Yeoh1*, Kathleen J Lee2, Vanja Coric3 and Luis E Tollinche1
1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
2Department of Anesthesiology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
3Department of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
*Corresponding Author: Cindy B Yeoh, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
Received: October 07, 2020; Published: November 16, 2020




Abstract

The environmental debate on going green in the operating room (OR) has been a controversial topic for many years. Challengers of greening efforts cite various obstacles and arguments against these initiatives. However, ORs in the United States continue to generate a staggering amount of waste daily. In this article, we review major barriers to going green and highlight simple, yet effective greening strategies that anesthesia practices could adopt to reduce our carbon footprint.

Keywords: Green; Environment; Operating Room; Anesthesia; Greenhouse Gases

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Citation: Cindy B Yeoh., et al. “Simple Green Changes for Anesthesia Practices to Make a Difference”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.12 (2020): 01-06.

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