2022 Stronger - P152 - Implementing Environmentally Sustainable Practices in an Outpatient Oncology Clinic - On Demand
As global temperatures rise, climate-related disruptions to the health care system will pose an increasing threat to public health. Though at the forefront of patient care, the U.S. health care system contributes significantly to this crisis, as it is responsible for approximately 8.5% of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.1 Adoption of climate-smart practices by health care systems is essential to reduce GHG emissions and prevent diseases attributable to climate change. We report on an ongoing initiative to implement sustainable, cost-effective practices at an outpatient radiation oncology clinic and demonstrate our interventions to be feasible and resource-efficient — with quantifiable waste and cost savings.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe examples of climate-related disruptions along the cancer control continuum.
Identify key drivers of waste within the health care supply chain and life cycle.
Develop sustainable, cost-effective interventions specific to your health care setting.
Melissa Frick, MD, Resident Physician, Stanford Radiation Oncology, Palo Alto, CA
Claire Baniel, MD, Resident Physician, Stanford Radiation Oncology, Palo Alto, CA
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance