Greening the OR: What Can We Do to Make the Perioperative Process More Environmentally Friendly? (1 Class A CE)

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 11/19/20

Course Expires: 11/20/23

No guidelines or recommendations discuss the carbon footprint in the healthcare system yet healthcare is a major contributor to greenhouse emissions and solid waste. The healthcare sector accounts for 8% of the US total greenhouse gas emissions. Hospitals are a large contributor of solid waste, with 25-30% of this coming from the operating room. Come learn how to make your practice and work environment more "green" and make peri-operative care safer not for just your patient on the table, but the entire population.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Identify ways in which practices in the operating room are not environmentally sustainable.
  • Identify ways to make their work environment more environmentally sustainable.
  • Understand strategies to develop a "green team" at their facility.

Rachel Smith-Steinert, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Program Director of Clinical Services, University of Cincinnati

Rachel Smith-Steinert is the Assistant Program Director of Clinical Services of the University of Cincinnati’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. In 2007, she earned a M.S.N. in Nurse Anesthesia and began working as a fulltime Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for University Anesthesia Associates. In 2009, she began teaching the anesthesia machine and equipment course for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Cincinnati. In 2016, she earned a D.N.P. from the University of Cincinnati. Her academic interests lie in quality improvement, the anesthesia machine and equipment, and adult learning theory.


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