The RT Impact on Fatal Medical Errors

At the most recent CSRT conference, I attended a talk by Brian Walsh (President of the American Association of Respiratory Care) entitled “The Professional Road Ahead”.  The purpose of Brian’s presentation was to look at some of the ways that RTs have the potential to make a significant impact – not just in the lives […]

Reviews & Reputation

Online reviews can be found for just about everything – restaurants, hotels, health clubs – and even for healthcare services and the professional who provide the care.  And these reviews can carry an incredible amount of weight.  Studies have shown up to 70% of people who look at online review trust these recommendations – even […]

The Bully in the Healthcare Playground

Sexual harassment in the workplace has received significant attention over the past number of years and rightfully so.  Hopefully we all know that sexual harassment in any form, and in any setting, is completely unacceptable.  However, a 2014 study into workplace conduct found that there was a form of negative behaviour occurring much more commonly […]

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 […]

What Happens Within the “Circle of Care” – Stays Within the “Circle of Care”

We have had Personal Health Information Privacy legislation (PHIPA) in Ontario since 2004, and employers regularly emphasise to their staff the perils of indiscriminately viewing personal health records (and conduct random audits to determine compliance). Yet healthcare information privacy violations still occur – sometimes with very serious consequences for both the patient and the healthcare […]