Reduce-Recycle-Reuse: Guidelines for Promoting Perioperative Waste Management

Gary Laustsen

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• THE PERIOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT generates large amounts of waste, which negatively affects local and global ecosystems. • TO MANAGE THIS WASTE, health care facility leaders must focus on identifying correctable issues, work with relevant stakeholders to promote solutions, and adopt systematic procedural changes. • NURSES AND MANAGERS can moderate negative environmental effects by promoting reduction, recycling, and reuse of materials in the perioperative setting. AORN J 85 (April 2007) 717-728.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-722,724,726-728
JournalAORN journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical


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