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Archive for August, 2013

Greening the Operating Room by Producing Less Waste

As much as 30 percent of the waste generated by hospital systems, including surgical instruments, cotton sheets and disposable plastic equipment, comes from the operating room (OR), according to recent studies. That’s why many hospitals across the country are taking a closer look at what waste is produced during surgical procedures and implementing best practices to reduce it.  (more…)

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Greening the Operating Room by Producing Less Waste

As much as 30 percent of the waste generated by hospital systems, including surgical instruments, cotton sheets and disposable plastic equipment, comes from the operating room (OR), according to recent studies. That’s why many hospitals across the country are taking a closer look at what waste is produced during surgical procedures and implementing best practices to reduce it.  (more…)

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