Physician Anesthesiologist at the University of Wisconsin
Dr. Karin Zuegge is a physician anesthesiologist at the University of Wisconsin and also the Medical Director of Sustainability for UW Health. She serves as the Practice Greenhealth liaison to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Environmental Task Force. Karin has written about the economics and environmental impact of anesthesiology in book chapters and medical journals. She has also collaborated with Meghan Warren on several waste-to-art pieces on display at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Getting started with greening the operating room can be a daunting task. Front-line clinicians in the fast-paced, high-intensity operating room (OR) environment face many challenges. Engaging clinicians in green practices and encouraging sustainable culture change is a process that requires thoughtful, ongoing efforts. Many change endeavors fail, and lead to employee dissatisfaction, inefficiencies, or issues […]
Anesthesiologists seek to provide safe and comfortable patient experiences, and have many approaches to achieve these goals. The topic of TIVA vs inhalational anesthetic has received attention over the past few years in regards to outcomes such as POCD, cost, length of stay, and patient satisfaction. A new discussion point has emerged in this debate […]