Collaborating to prevent Nitrous Oxide waste in medical gas systems


Several Pacific Northwest sustainability leads were inspired by the collaborative research, assessment, and solutions developed by Dr. Brian Chesebro and Andy Mason from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center that was presented during the 2022 CleanMed Conference. With continued interest, the group convened a collaborative to expand their solutions across the region with the goal of transforming the delivery method of nitrous oxide within hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to radically reduce leaks and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 150 attendees participated in the virtual event to learn, connect, and expand the solutions in the region.

The collaborative also authored "Discontinuing use of piped nitrous oxide systems in healthcare facilities: A playbook on how to reduce waste and emissions while improving efficiency and safety."




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