Open Access Review Article

Challenges of Going Green in the Operating Room

Cindy B Yeoh1*, Kathleen J Lee2, Shalini Mathias3, Luis E Tollinche1

1Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, USA

2Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, USA

3University at Buffalo, Department of Anesthesiology, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 17, 2020;  Published Date: June 04, 2020


The environmental debate continues to expand in the realm of healthcare, resulting in increased scrutiny of the impact of material waste and gas emissions in the operating room (OR). In a single day, ORs can contribute up to 2000 tons of medical waste, mostly in the form of disposable medical supplies. We review the major challenges associated with “going green” in the OR.

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