Comparative Study on Environmental Impacts of Reusable and Single-Use Bronchoscopes
作者: Birgitte Lilholt Sørensen Henrik Grüttner
刊名: American Journal of Environmental Protection, 2018, Vol.7 (4)
来源数据库: Science Publishing Group
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajep.20180704.11
关键词: Flexible BronchoscopySingle-Use Versus ReusableEnergyCarbon FootprintScarce Resources
原始语种摘要: The introduction of single-use alternatives has stressed the need for environmental comparisons between reusable and single-use devises in the healthcare sector. Discarding of single-use devices intuitively causes concern among staff in hospitals, other users and people with environmental concerns as to whether the single use is environmentally friendly. This study aims to compare carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent emissions and resource consumption from a single-use bronchoscope (Ambu® aScopeTM 4) to a reusable flexible bronchoscope. The comparison is made using a simplified life-cycle-assessment methodology. The analysis shows that the materials used for the cleaning operations of the reusable scopes are a key factor affecting the impact factors assessed;...
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  • consumption 消耗
  • resources 资源
  • reusable 可多次使用
  • bronchoscope 支气管镜
  • methodology 方法学
  • sector 
  • PPE Print-Punch Editor
  • fairly 比较
  • equipment 设备
  • cleaning 精选