The Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO) Student Achievement Award is given each year to a graduating RT student from one of the accredited programs in Respiratory Therapy in the province of Ontario.
Cameron Streicher, RRT B.Mus As you may recall, the RTSO Leadership Committee made the difficult decision to pause meetings in December due to the ongoing demands required of our members while tackling the second
Submitted by Jacqueline Wilcox, BHSc (Hons) RRT As we approached the year anniversary of entering this global COVID-19 pandemic, the RTSO felt that Respiratory Therapists in Ontario may benefit from a few webinars focused
When considering application to an industry/facility, it is important to conduct research (do your homework) and better understand the services they provide, the clients they serve and their mission, vision and values.
Respiratory Therapy programs throughout Canada have mapped their curriculum to the new National Competency Framework (NCF). One of the competencies that must be attained by all Student Respiratory Therapists is B0.4 Apply Evidence to practice. The first step in applying evidence to practice is finding and reading the research that is currently available. Students can accomplish this by completing a literature review and providing a student perspective on how the topic can impact and ultimately improve patient care.
The mission of the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is to provide guidance and services that empower students to realize their educational goals and personal potential while they strive for lifelong learning. Students will be sharing their findings with the respiratory therapy community. This aligns nicely with the performance category B0.4.1 of the NCF.
The SAC committee hopes you enjoy reading and learning from the student’s submissions.
Submitted by: Dimithri Silva,HBSc SRT Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease that results in scarring of lung tissue. Due to varying severity between patients, symptom management is essential.
Submitted by: Sean Simpson,BSc SRT The main objective of palliative care is to increase quality of life by relieving patients with serious illnesses or diseases of their associated symptoms, including mental and physical stresses
Submitted by: Nikara Borden,BSc SRT Palliative Care Palliative care is a type of specialized care, with the objective of reducing suffering while improving quality of life in those experiencing advanced illnesses/diseases