Interview 2

Who Did You Interview?

  • Dad

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • 47 years old
  • 2 children
  • A doctor who enthusiastically runs a clinic for spine injections
  • Higher socioeconomic status
  • Has learned a moderate amount of sustainability practices

Key Findings from the Interview

  • Nurses take the clinic trash out almost three times a day due to the amount of paper waste (gowns, shoe covers, ect) that end up in the trash can.
  • My father and others in the clinic care about patient safety more than anything else- any sustainable product we create would have to be more effective or just as effective as the existing solution to warrant using it.
  • There are many single use wires (from the O2, EKG, Pulsox, and IV) in the operating room that create clutter and even pose a threat to safety.
  • Certain medical tools that are more expensive or complex are often sent off-site to be properly cleansed and repurposed for later use, a service aspect.