Environmental impact of continuous renal replacement therapy

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The Sustainable Healthcare Coalition's produced a case study of a life cycle assessment for continuous renal replacment therapy (CRRT) using the Baxter PrismaFlex.

Carbon footprint of 72 hours of Prismaflex CRRT treatment = 113 kg CO2-eq

The majority of these emissions (78%) are from manufacture and supply of the fluid bags.

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Sustainable Healthcare Coalition and Baxter

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December, 2017

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  • case study

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