Knowing What your Lane Is

RT practice has evolved tremendously over the years, and it still has lots of room to grow. Sometimes things hold us back, such as restrictions placed on us by our employers, and often there isn’t anything we can do about that. But sometimes, we hold ourselves back by not knowing what we are authorized to […]

To report or not to report

In late July of this year, the inquiry report in response to the Wettlaufer case was made public (Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System). The recommendations contained within the report are intended to address the factors that contributed to this tragedy, and although its focus is […]

Some Things are Better left Unsaid

There certainly has been a lot in the news and on social media lately regarding the “great vaccination debate”. Everyone has an opinion on whether vaccines are the best or the worst thing to happen to medicine since the invention of the blanket warmer (my personal favourite). I have an opinion about vaccinations, too. However, […]

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 […]

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 […]