Shirley Quach RRT HBSc

Tina Yan HBSc RRT CHT

It will be an unforgettable summer. When we last updated our members, things were a little different.

Nice weather meant nice strolls in the park without a second thought. Though it is important to maintain that physical distance while seeing others; it does not mean we cannot enjoy the temperate weather! Do so, at a safe distance from others. Stay vigilant and keep washing those hands. Always obtain your information from a credible source; examples include, but are not limited to: Health Ontario, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Canada.

Furthermore, whether you are a student in a Respiratory Therapy program or are practicing during this time, please remember to take care of yourself. You are not alone in this. There are ample resources to refer to and get help from. Self-care is just as important! We will discuss this in more detail in an article highlighted in this issue.

Behind the scenes, the Research Interest Group is currently working together with the RTSO Board of Directors on several projects. Aside from our usual publications in RTSO Airwaves, we are also slowly building our contacts to provide our members with the opportunity to connect with RT researchers. Please look forward to announcements about these projects in the coming weeks!

Lastly, we are still accepting new members to join our Research Interest Group, especially if you have experience in the community and diagnostic areas of RT practice.  If you are interested, please email office@rtso.ca and we will be in touch with you shortly!