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FALL AIRWAVES 20192019-10-28T08:20:12-04:00

FALL AIRWAVES 2019

President’s Message

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.

Editorial

Shawna MacDonald RRT FCSRT BEd “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Brontë The beautiful colours and crisp air have arrived…Fall is here!

COMMITTEE REPORTS

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.

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.

FEATURED ARTICLES

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.

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.

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?

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRODUCTION SPECIALIST: Susan Aikenhead