Features  |   April 2018
Pre-Filled Syringes: Reducing Waste and Improving Patient Safety
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Features   |   April 2018
Pre-Filled Syringes: Reducing Waste and Improving Patient Safety
ASA Monitor 4 2018, Vol.82, 16-17.
ASA Monitor 4 2018, Vol.82, 16-17.
From devastating hurricanes battering the East Coast to wildfires scorching the West, we are experiencing an increase in extreme weather events that experts report are tied to climate change.1  According to the Global Carbon Project, global greenhouse gas emissions were on the rise again in 2017, increasing 2 percent after being relatively stable for the previous three years.2  The World Meteorological Organization reported 2017 to be the warmest year without an El Niño event, and the span from 2013 to 2017 was the hottest five-year average recorded.3  Furthermore, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are rising at historic rates, and we have yet to see the full environmental consequences.4  The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 12.6 million deaths per year may be attributed to a harmful environment, making pollution and environmental factors a growing public health and patient safety concern (www.who.int/gho/phe/en).
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April 6, 2018
Paul Zilberman
Hadassah Medical Cemter, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Prefilled Syringes

Interesting, but you forgot a very important name in this field: Prof. David Whitaker, a strong supporter in this area.

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