Self-regulation isn’t a Spectator Sport

I have been hearing about large groups of people in the U.S. protesting the outcome of the recent presidential election.  My first thought is “good for them” and my second thought is “I really hope they voted”.  In the run up to the U.S. election, it was estimated that between 80 and 100 million voting-age […]

Proudly Own it All

If you watch cable TV you may have already seen the Special K “Own it” marketing campaign that encourages women –no matter what their shape or situation is – to “proudly own it all”. It’s an interesting shift in perspective for a product that has always marketed itself to women as a diet cereal – […]

Personal Information in the Information Age

The astonishing array of personal information available at our fingertips has had two very different effects on our society, our healthcare system and on us as healthcare professionals. One is the growing awareness that we need to safeguard our privacy from the technology that has encroached on virtually every part of our lives. The other […]

Avoiding “Alert Fatigue”

Advances in computerized technology provide health care professionals with enhanced capability to monitor a wide variety of patient conditions and, hopefully, prevent adverse events.  However, with that comes a multitude of alerts, alarms and – in the case of ventilators and cardiac monitors – a cacophony of noise and flashing lights.  This has led to […]

“But I could lose my license!”

It seems like with every day that passes, RTs are having new responsibilities added to their roles.   While most – including the CRTO – view this evolution of the profession as a positive thing, RTs sometimes express concerns about what could happen if they embark on a new endeavour and something goes wrong.  One comment […]