Welcome to the NEW Professional Practice Blog. I’m Carole Hamp, the Manager of Quality Practice at the CRTO. I can’t believe it but I have been an RT for almost 29 years; having spent over 22 years at the bedside before joining the CRTO team in 2007. I started off as the Professional Practice Advisor and then moved on to be the Manager of Quality Assurance & Member Relations. Now my role is fusion of the two services and so my new title is Manager, Quality Practice.

During my time at the CRTO I’ve come across a lot of interesting and challenging professional practice scenarios posed from Members, employers and other health care professionals.  Many questions are fairly straight forward and fit easily into a particular standard, policy or legislative requirement.  However, there are a number of situations where there is no clear-cut answer and these are the types of issues I would like to share with you in this blog.  My hope is that these postings will generate some interesting discussions around the staff room table.

Twice a month, around the second and fourth weeks, I will post an entry related to professional practice that I’ve either encountered or think may be of interest to you.  As RTs, this is a place for you to share experiences or ask questions, and I encourage you to participate in the conversation using the comments area. As always, you may also contact me directly at the CRTO via email or phone.

Look for new posts on the website and promoted in the monthly e-bulletin and on Twitter. If you have a situation or professional practice idea you’d like to see on the blog, please do let me know!

Thanks for reading, look for my next post on February 24!