Q: Why all the hype about RT Week? I don’t see the big deal! A. Pathy, RRT
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Our regular column author, Lucy Bonanno, has taken a break from writing this edition of Management’s Corner, but hopefully she’ll be back with the Winter edition of RTSO Airwaves! ~Shawna
Submitted by Patrick Wood, BHK SRT As a student respiratory therapist (SRT) entering my first year of study at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, I was interested in expanding my learning beyond the classroom. From the beginning of the program, the professors emphasized the importance of becoming involved in the respiratory therapy community.
August 27, 2019 Supporting Ontario Health Teams With more than 150 self-assessment submissions received, teams from across the province are already working toward becoming an Ontario Health Team.
Submitted by Harry Kanathasan, BSc SRT, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Vaping has continued to gain popularity throughout the globe. However, such monumental success cannot come without its fair share of controversy.
Submitted by Jezica Jeeva, SRT, Conestoga College According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2017), the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently on the rise and is anticipated to be one of the leading causes of death in the world by the year 2030.
Overlap Syndrome: The Interaction Between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Submitted by Dylan Hawley, SRT, Conestoga College Patients who experience respiratory system illnesses can have co-existing cardio-respiratory diseases.
Sue Jones RRT FCSRT LSSBB RTSO President This is a pivotal time for the RTSO!! Will this Association get back on its feet or will the RTSO cease to exist? Thanks to our corporate partners we are able to run INSPIRE and the Leadership Summit.
Sylvia Mortimer BSc RRT CRE The Community RT group is currently under reorganization.
What is the Most Effective Way for a Patient to receive Aerosol Therapy while on High Flow Nasal Cannula?
Submitted by Carissa Coghill, SRT High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) as delivered with devices such as Airvo™ and Optiflow™ are increasingly used for patients with acute respiratory failure (Hess, 2015). These patients receiving high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy could additionally benefit from inhaled drug delivery such as bronchodilators, but what is the most effective