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Winter 2020 In This Issue2021-02-04T08:42:38-04:00

WINTER AIRWAVES 2020-21

Editorial

Shawna MacDonald, RRT FCSRT BEd Welcome to 2021’s first issue of RTSO Airwaves!  This edition of RTSO Airwaves introduces the new Board of Directors and Committee members.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Leadership Committee Update

Kelly Hassall, RRT FCSRT MEd Stephen Buziak, RRT MA The Leadership Committee made the challenging decision to pause meetings for December and January due to the ongoing demands secondary to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Media Report

Farzad (Raffi) Refahi, HBSc RRT CRE FCSRT For the RTSO’s social media, the past year was a demonstration of the important work of respiratory therapists at the front lines, in leadership, education, advocacy and much more.

RT WEEK 2020

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES LITERATURE REVIEWS

A Review on the Possibility of Improving Immune Response and Respiratory Function of Patients With COVID-19 Through Increasing Aerobic Capacity

Sadqa Jamal, BSc SRT, Conestoga College SARS-COV-2, the name given to the new Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China near the end of 2019, spread primarily through human-to-human transmission and was declared by the World Health Organization as a Public Health Emergency (Mohamed & Alawna, 2020).

Comparing Salbutamol Delivery Methods in Pediatric Patients Experiencing Acute Severe Asthma Exacerbation

Thomas Gibson, BSc SRT, Conestoga College Asthma is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation and hyperresponsiveness within the airways that can cause shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing (Kacmarek, Stoller & Heuer, 2020).