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.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Melissa Frick, MD, Resident Physician, Stanford Radiation Oncology, Palo Alto, CA

Claire Baniel, MD, Resident Physician, Stanford Radiation Oncology, Palo Alto, CA

Disclosure

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Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
 
None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
 

Credit Types

Physicians (CME)

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.

 

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
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