The Green Operating Room: Sustainability in Anesthesiology
Presently, anesthesiology is practiced without regard to its impact on the world. Given that the gases and equipment that are used in this specialty have such a long-lasting effect on the environment, it is important to understand these effects. Understanding that the contribution to global warming is real, and that it can be minimized, will better-equip appropriate staff to choose equipment and anesthetics that are more environmentally sound, yet still meet the needs of patients at City of Hope.
During medical school and subsequent specialty residency training, doctors are not taught much about the impact of medical practice on pollution and global warming, thus, medical practices are generally not geared toward being environmentally friendly. This activity aims to improve this knowledge gap for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and perioperative staff at City of Hope, via evidence-based innovations in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, in order to minimize the effects of anesthetic gases and waste pollution on global warming.
Anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, and perioperative staff working in the operating rooms.
- Examine actions in the delivery of anesthesia that contribute most to greenhouse effect.
- Identify actions that contribute most to trash/waste pollution.
- Integrate strategies to minimize contribution of anesthetic to greenhouse effect.
- Discuss alternatives that decrease trash/waste pollution.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Virtual Meeting- Zoom
Brian Chesebro, MD Medical Director, Environmental Stewardship; Providence Health
Presenter: Dr. Chesebro has indicated no relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Dr. Evelyn Bonilla has indicated no relevant financial relationships.
This presentation and/or comments will provide a balanced, non-promotional, and evidence-based approach to all diagnostic, therapeutic and/or research related content.
CME Committee/Reviewer Nothing to Disclose: Daneng Li, MD
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this The Green Operating Room: Sustainability in Anesthesiology for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance