The Nitrous Oxide Project

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This project was started by Alifia Chakera, with support from CSH Fellows Chris Allen and Amarantha Fennell-Wells and The Association of Anaesthetists Environmental Champions. Following investigations by Chakera at NHS Lothian highlighted that a significant portion of nitrous oxide emissions are  due to waste from manifolds and the associated piped infrastructure. The Nitrous Oxide Project is a way to centralise this work, promoting a lean methodology to identify system waste and improve medical gas management  at acute sites. This project requires a multi-disciplinary team approach, taking into account clinical use, product supply and total product turnover.

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August, 2021

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  • event recording
  • information resource
  • measurement tool / template

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