Welcome to the Winter 2019-20 Edition
of RTSO Airwaves!

It is imperative that Respiratory Therapy as a profession remains responsive and nimble, to ensure our roles evolve and adapt to meet the needs of those we serve.

We are proud of our work on the RTSO Workforce Planning Initiative, the new RRT Integrated Role Profile, the preliminary PTSD data on the profession and the proposal to complete a deeper dive into the mental health and wellbeing of Respiratory Therapists across the province with a future research project, the student involvement and support of the RTSO through the SAC, and the continued work with RRTs and ultrasound in the province.  Planning is also underway for the annual Leadership Summit and INSPIRE 2020 conference!  The RTSO and it’s many committed volunteers work diligently to listen to and address your needs, and to ensure RT’s are seen, heard and RT interests are protected within the province.  We will continue to provide timely, relevant information to you, such as the updates and resources provided with the emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In 2020, we hope to inspire you to be the best you can be, and our updated Mission and Vision speak to our commitment!  To be our best, we require a strong, representative membership to provide authenticity to the RTSO’s stance as the voice of the profession.  Please consider joining or renewing your membership today https://www.rtso.ca/practicing-membership-registration/#join, get involved and volunteer your passion and talent with us!

#AspireToInspire #RTStrOng

The Presentations from the
2019 RTSO Education Conference
are available on-line!


Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Respiratory Therapists (RTs)

It is imperative to have services and supports in place to keep RTs protected, mentally fit and healthy to ensure we can carry on our important and heavily replied upon expert services in this very intense and stressful role…for the good of each one of us and the patients we serve.

Respiratory therapists (RTs) work as essential members of rapid response, various code, disaster, radiation and other emergency response teams.


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