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WINTER AIRWAVES 20192020-02-18T13:16:47-04:00

WINTER AIRWAVES 2019-20

President’s Message

Sue Jones RRT FCSRT LSSBB RTSO President As we embark on a new decade and so many changes coming at us in healthcare, it is imperative that we as a profession remain responsive and nimble to ensure Respiratory Therapy evolves and adapts to meet the needs of our patient population.

Editorial

Shawna MacDonald RRT FCSRT BEd Welcome to the first 2020 issue of RTSO Airwaves! We’ve kicked off the New Year by welcoming our new Board of Directors and Committee members.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Leadership Committee Update

Sue Martin RRT MA FCSRT Kelly Hassall RRT FCSRT MEd It’s been an exciting start to the year for the RTSO Leadership Committee.  We’ve had one meeting in 2020 and it was filled with updates on the many projects that we’ve been working on that are now coming to fruition.

RTSO Student Achievement Awards

The Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO) Student Achievement Award is given each year to a graduating student from one of the accredited programs in Respiratory Therapy in the province of Ontario, who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism during their clinical training.

ARTICLES

Management’s Corner

Given the new Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) that are the entire buzz today in healthcare, I was searching for some research and data specific to the healthcare workforce on successful large transformations.

The RTSO Workforce Planning Initiative From “Tank Jockeys” to Cardiorespiratory Specialists: Planning for the Future of Respiratory Therapy in Ontario

RTSO Interim Project Advisor: Nancy Garvey, RRT CRE MASc Since our humble beginnings as hospital-based inhalation technicians in the 1940s, the profession of Respiratory Therapy has evolved to encompass an ever-expanding skillset across the continuum of patient care.

RT WEEK 2019

RT Week at Conestoga College

Submitted by Hannah Erhardt SRT, Hannah Grant SRT & Nadia Colavecchio SRT The official RT Week fell on our Student Success week at Conestoga, so the Conestoga Respiratory Therapy Federation (CRTF) and the faculty planned a number of events during official RT Week and the week before.

Thank You to our Sponsors

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRODUCTION SPECIALIST: Susan Aikenhead