(B-9) Perioperative Sustainability at UCSF: Baby Steps, Big Goals

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A staggering 1/3 of hospital waste is generated from the operating room and leaders at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center have initiated baby steps to minimize that impact every case, everyday. Using data and clinician engagement, these ‘baby steps’ are central to UCSF’s broader pledge toward carbon neutrality by 2025. Join this discussion to learn more about the multidisciplinary, physician led approach to incorporate sustainability into resident education, research and daily clinical practice. Clinician leaders will present case studies highlighting opportunities to reduce waste, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions, while also saving the organization financial resources, including reducing fresh gas flow rates during anesthesia, analyzing reusable vs. disposable vs. reprocessable devices, and optimizing energy efficiency in the operating rooms.

Greening the OR Physicians