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Revista Medica Herediana

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BAMBAREN, Celso  and  CHU, Meilind. Environmental impact of the inhaled anesthetic gas sevoflurano used in a public hospital in Peru. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.3, pp.147-151. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: Estimate the environmental impact of the inhaled anesthetic gas sevoflurano used in surgical procedures in a public hospital located in the province of Callao. Methods: A descriptive and retrospective study based on information about of the type and quantity of anesthetic agent used in the selected hospital. The carbon footprint was estimated based on the multiplication of the annual number of bottles used, volume of each bottle, density, and global warming potential. Results: Sevoflurane is the anesthetic gas used in the selected hospital. This gas generated 18.13 CO2teq for the year 2015 and 17.64 in 2016. Conclusions: The sevoflurano has a negative environmental impact but minor if other gases as isoflurano or desflurano would have been used.

Keywords : Anesthetics; hospitals; climate change.

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