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FALL AIRWAVES 20192020-07-27T09:04:13-04:00

FALL AIRWAVES 2019

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 way for them to receive aerosol therapy while on HFNC?

What is Quantitative research?

Shirley Quach, RRT HBSc Research Interest Group Co-Chair Quantitative research focuses on numerical, objective measures of data collection to answer a research question. The research objective differs from qualitative research.

Vaping Vs. Smoking

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.

Student Emotional Response: An Introduction to Research as a Student Respiratory Therapist

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.

Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Gino De Pinto BEd BSc (Hons) RRT FCSRT Wendy Foote RRT CRE The start of September means back to school and SRTs are settling into their semester course work. It has also been a busy month for the committee as we have been able to establish student reps from almost all the Ontario colleges.

Social Media Update

Farzad “Raffi” Refahi HBSc RRT CRE With the school year beginning and new first-year students starting their journey, we see a jump in our social media account followers and interactions. This is, in part, due to the hard work of our Student Affairs Committee who already had their first meeting by the time this report was written.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Gino De Pinto BEd BSc (Hons) RRT FCSRT Wendy Foote RRT CRE The start of September means back to school and SRTs are settling into their semester course work. It has also been a busy month for the committee as we have been able to establish student reps from almost all the Ontario colleges.

Social Media Update

Farzad “Raffi” Refahi HBSc RRT CRE With the school year beginning and new first-year students starting their journey, we see a jump in our social media account followers and interactions. This is, in part, due to the hard work of our Student Affairs Committee who already had their first meeting by the time this report was written.

Leadership Committee Update

Sue Martin RRT MA FCSRT Kelly Hassall RRT FCSRT MEd The Leadership Committee has held one meeting since the summer break.  The meeting centered around increasing awareness of the role of the RTSO throughout the RT community within the province.

FEATURED ARTICLES

What is Quantitative research?

Shirley Quach, RRT HBSc Research Interest Group Co-Chair Quantitative research focuses on numerical, objective measures of data collection to answer a research question. The research objective differs from qualitative research.

Management’s Corner

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

Connected Care Update

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.

Ask aRTee

Q: Why all the  hype about RT Week? I don’t see the big deal! A. Pathy, RRT

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 way for them to receive aerosol therapy while on HFNC?

Vaping Vs. Smoking

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.

Student Emotional Response: An Introduction to Research as a Student Respiratory Therapist

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.

Breath Analysis for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Submitted by Cassidy Connolly, SRT, Conestoga College Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition involving a severe inflammation of the lungs.  The inflammation can be initiated by pneumonia, sepsis, trauma, or an existing illness but the extent of its causes has not been fully discovered (Mraz, 2019; Zhou, 2019).

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Shawna MacDonald RRT FCSRT CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: RTSO BOD & Executive

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