According to Practice Greenhealth, the OR is one of the largest users of supplies within a hospital and one of the largest producers of waste. This LibGuide presents relevant articles from scientific journals and the news, as well as resources on green OR organizations and initiatives.
Topics for articles include Greening the OR, single-use-device reprocessing, waste anesthetic gas, and reusable gowns and basins.
For information about sustainability at MSKCC go to: http://www.mskcc.org/about/sustainability-msk.
MSKCC staff: for details on Green OR initiatives at MSKCC go to: http://inside2/corp/green/Pages/greening-the-or.aspx (available on the MSKCC intranet only).
Note: Some articles are available as abstracts only. The MSKCC Library is happy to provide the full text of any articles (for MSKCC staff) via our ILLiad document delivery service. You can quickly and easily submit an ILLiad request and receive the article in a few days via your ILLiad account. You will receive an e-mail notification when your document is ready for download in ILLiad.
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