The Sustainability Special Interest Group is collaborating with the University Sustainability Team and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School on a Greening up Clinical Skills project using the SusQI framework.
Contact SustainabilitySSHS@brighton.ac.uk if you have ideas on how to reduce waste and improve the environmental footprint of skills rooms and to find out more information on this project.
Current activities that are ongoing include:
- Waste audit conducted by MSc Environmental Assessment and Management students
- Evaluation of current practices and resource development by BSc (Hons) Nursing students on a placement in the skills rooms
- Review of literature and healthcare documents about how clinical skills teaching and assessments can be sustainable
- Scoping exercise of practices in other Universities
- Development of a guide for improving sustainability of clinical skills and simulation rooms
- Priority topics include inappropriate use of gloves and sharps bins
Alyeddin, W. et al. (2022) ‘Bleeding Green: sustainability in practice in a clinical skills teaching laboratory’, The Journal of Climate Change and Health, p. 100149. doi:10.1016/j.joclim.2022.100149.
National infection prevention and control manual for England – see Appendix 5 for gloves flow chart