WINTER AIRWAVES 2020-21
Here are some examples of what we have accomplished and/or are still working on in 2021.
Paula Smith, RRT CRE, RTSO President Sue Jones, RRT FCSRT LSSBB, RTSO Past President We are firmly into 2021 – Happy New Year to everyone! We want to thank all RT’s who have supported the RTSO by becoming a member in 2020.
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.
Renata Rea, RRT CRE Over the last 3 decades I have had the privilege to work in the private and public sectors in parallel.
Quality community respiratory therapy services have been provided throughout Ontario for several decades.
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.
Shirley Quach, RRT HBSc Tina Yan, HBSc RRT CHT Welcome to 2021 everyone. With 2020 behind us, we are hoping that 2021 will lighten up.
Jacqueline Wilcox, BHSc (Hons) RRT Hello fellow RTSO members! My name is Jacqueline Wilcox, and I’m a recent graduate of the Respiratory Therapy program at The Michener Institute in Toronto, ON.
By Tanvi Patel, SRTFields requiring research and presentation of measurable data use confidence intervals and odds ratios.
Tina Yan, HBSc RRT CHT Madeeha Chatoo, HBSc RRT Lynae Cooper, BSc SRT Laura Tangelder, HBSc SRT The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a lot of strain on healthcare systems.
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.
Jarod Paul, HBSc SRT Carissa Coghill, SRT The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is currently in the process of selecting year one SAC representatives to round out the committee for the coming year.
Gino De Pinto, BEd BSc (Hons) RRT FCSRT As my term on the RTSO Board of Directors concludes, I have taken some time to reflect on the past 2 years.
RT WEEK 2020
Reflections on RT Week 2020 RT WEEK is a week for us to showcase and shine, celebrating our profession as well as educating others about the remarkable work that we do.
RT Week at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been recognized and celebrated for many years.
Contributing authors: Raquel Farache, Hannah Hart, Kellie Melo, Maria Nguyen, Jarod Paul, and Kathleen Olden-Powell Intro With the current global pandemic in full swing, RT Week at Michener looked very different this year.
Submitted by Julia Chiarcos, SRT 2020 didn’t turn out how anyone expected it to, but that didn’t stop the respiratory therapy students at St. Clair College from celebrating and fundraising for Respiratory Therapy Week.
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES LITERATURE REVIEWS
Laura Tangelder, HBSc SRT Lynae Cooper, BSc SRT A new approach to long-term sedation is being explored using a 20th century device that incorporates heat and moisture exchange principals into anesthetic practice.
By Aleksandra Shalakhova, HBSc, 3rd year SRT Algonquin College What happened so sudden? A total whiteout- Look at this ground glass lung!
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).
Jessica Morris, BSc SRT Conestoga College The use of cuffed endotracheal tubes (CETTs) in children and infants is non-traditional, however, recent research and training techniques have demonstrated that the benefits of using a CETT tube could outweigh the negatives.
Louise Lake, BSc SRT Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a condition found in premature infants that is characterised by surfactant deficiency, underdeveloped alveolar units and capillaries, reduced lung compliance, and poor gas exchange.