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dc.contributor.authorWyssusek, Kerstin H
dc.contributor.authorFoong, Wai Mee
dc.contributor.authorSteel, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Brigid M
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-23T01:50:38Z
dc.date.available2017-11-23T01:50:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0001-2092
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aorn.2016.01.014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99765
dc.description.abstractGenerally, ORs produce approximately one-fifth to one-third of all waste in a hospital. Before our quality improvement project was performed in our tertiary care facility, all OR waste was disposed of as clinical waste. Disposal of clinical waste is more costly than disposal of general waste. Therefore, accurately segregating waste can have significant financial incentives. Our quality improvement project involved the implementation of processes that segregated general waste in the OR from clinical waste and translated to an almost 60% reduction of waste disposal costs for OR waste. Further, we implemented a recycling program that reclaimed a portion of the general waste. In total, our efforts reduced the amount of clinical waste produced by the OR by 82%, and the amount of total OR waste was reduced by more than 50%.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom316.e1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto316.e8
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAORN Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleThe Gold in Garbage: Implementing a Waste Segregation and Recycling Initiative
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGillespie, Brigid M.


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