Greening the OR SymposiumJune 5, 2013CAMLS · Tampa, FL The OR is the epicenter of today’s hospital, generating about 42% of the hospital’s revenue. A primary source of hospital admissions, the OR drives significant costs related to equipment, supplies and personnel, and generates 20-30% of the hospital’s total waste volume. As the healthcare sector explores ways to become more sustainable, it makes sense to focus on those departments with the highest costs, greatest inefficiencies and/or largest volumes of waste. The Greening the OR Initiative works to coalesce the body of knowledge around sustainable practices in the OR, substantiate these practices with data and case studies, and develop guidance that can be shared across the sector. The financial benefits of these programs are significant, with millions of dollars in potential savings. Objectives: Describe the environmental footprint of the OR and the impact on human healthDelineate the business case for a Green ORFrame the benefits of green programs in the OR from a cost, safety, engagement and environmental perspectiveUse a virtual green OR and case study data to highlight implementationDescribe the need for a team approach and delineate potential stakeholdersFacilitate group discussion on strategies to initiate these programs. 8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast at CAMLS in Tampa 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction to Practice Greenhealth and Greenhealth Academy
Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director, Practice Greenhealth 9:30 – 10:00 Why Greening the OR?
Kaeleigh Sheehan, Project Manager, Practice Greenhealth 10:00 – 10:45 Reusable Linens in the OR
Bill Braun, President, Reusable Surgical Solutions, Synergy Health 10:45 – 11:00 Break 11:00 – 12:00 RMW Minimization in the OR
Paul Harvey, Tampa General Hospital
Lisa Manis, RN, Tampa General Hospital 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Networking 1:00 – 2:00 Bluewrap Reduction, Reuse, Greening the OR Case Study
Holly Norris, Oak Hill Hospital, HCA 2:00 – 2:45 Reprocessing in the OR/Clinical Engagement
Caryn Humphry, RN, Stryker Sustainability Solutions 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 4:00 Sustainable Anesthesia Initiatives
Lauren Berkow, MD, Associate Professor, Assistant Residency Director
Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Director of ACCM Supplies and Equipment
Director of Difficult Airway Education
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute 4:00 – 5:30 Tour of CAMLS 5:30 – 7:30 Happy Hour/Networking Optional Activity: June 6, 2013Tour of Synergy Linen Reprocessing Facility Pricing GuidelinesMember Attendee: $149Non-Member Attendee: $249Student: $75Member (only reception): $29Non-Member (only recep): $59
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