While many perceive single-use disposable equipment as cheaper and safer, our healthcare practices are a significant contributor to our growing waste problem. This toolkit aims to advise community primary care offices on some safe and economical ways to reduce the amount of waste they generate.
Consider the evidence for and benefits of implementing these four suggestions:
- Reducing the use of exam table paper
- Reducing unnecessary glove use
- Reusing washable patient and PPE gowns, and
- Reusing metal speculums