Carbon Neutrality Initiative
CNI Fellow — Class of 2016
Resident Physician, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
UCSF School of Medicine
Efficient Use of Fresh Gas Flow With Inhaled Anesthetics Can Decrease Costs and Impact Medical Greenhouse Gas Emissions at UCSF
Nicole is a returning CNI Fellow and will continue her work to achieve more efficient utilization of inhaled anesthetics, which contain environmentally deleterious greenhouse gases (GHGs). The hypothesis is that a reduction in Fresh Gas Flow (FGF) would significantly decrease volatile agent consumption and resultant purchasing costs at UCSF. Importantly, as part of UCCNI project in the spring semester of 2015, this FGF and volatile anesthetic usage data is now incorporated into UCSF electronic medical records.