How-to guide: reduce dialysis waste with an equipment inventory

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Resource Description: 

Dialysis units can make big carbon and £ savings by slimming down their use of dialysis consumables.  This guide suggests how you can spot opportunities and measure savings.  It's easy!

“But everything we use is needed!”

Are you sure?  Other units have found that they are opening whole dressings packs but really only needed some gauze swabs, or that a smaller bicarbonate cartridge would do just as well...

“How can such small changes make any difference?”

Dialysis units carry out so many treatments that savings quickly multiply up. 


Resource File: 


Green Nephrology Programme

Publication date: 

December, 2011

Resource type: 

  • measurement tool / template

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