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Guide to respiratory care for Neuromuscular Disorders

While neuromuscular disorders do not impair the lungs themselves, they can affect the muscles involved in breathing and coughing. This can lead to the impairment of these functions over time, making respiratory complications common in people with neuromuscular disorders.

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Important Notice from the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care

The CBRC has increased the examination fees to $900 including HST effective for the January, 2015 writing.  
This fee increase is due to the increased cost of production and delivery of the examination to the highest standard. The last fee increase was 5 years ago.

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Recruiting Volunteers


The CBRC is recruiting volunteers to fill a current vacancy on the Examination Development and Review Committee.

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The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association and the Saskatchewan Coalition for Tobacco Reduction

The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association and the Saskatchewan Coalition for Tobacco Reduction are pleased to present a one-day workshop designed to provide health professionals with the skills and tools they need to talk effectively with their patients about quitting smoking.  Research shows that support and advice from trained health providers can double a person’s chance of quitting tobacco successfully.  The one-day event will be held in Saskatoonon Saturday, January 17, 2015. Click here for more information

 

“Creating a Tobacco Free Future for the People of Saskatchewan”

.... a one-day cessation event

 Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saturday, January 17, 2015  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) 

The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP)network is rapidly evolving and striving to represent all aspects of professional practice in respiratory health across the country. The CRHP works nationally in partnership with the Canadian Lung Association and the Canadian Thoracic Society in meeting its goals. It serves an expanding membership of respiratory health professionals across Canada - in respiratory therapy, nursing, physiotherapy, kinesiology and other clinical fields - by promoting lung health through inter-professional collaboration and education, knowledge translation and research. 

The membership fee is only $60 (or $40 for associate members)!  Join us today and receive instant access to a wide range of benefits.

 For more information about the CRHP, please contact Mériem Bougrassa, CRHP project officer at mbougrassa@lung.ca or 613-569-6411 ext. 27


Asthma and COPD sufferers get professional help to manage their respiratory ailments

Ottawa, November 24, 2014 - The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) commends Medavie Blue Cross for taking an active step towards patient centered care with practical health promotion strategies.

In a recent announcement, Medavie Blue Cross has confirmed that patients diagnosed with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be linked to services and supports that allow them to seek advice and guidance to effectively manage their symptoms from registered respiratory therapists (RRTs), and other health professionals, who have a Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) or Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) credential.  As experts in managing respiratory illness, RRTs have the knowledge and expertise in chronic respiratory disease education and can offer the best possible guidance to individuals living with chronic respiratory disease.

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Training and Teamwork saved a life

Read here further about how 3 individuals and one of Saskatchewans very RT's saved a life.