External Educational Opportunities

Free Lunch and Learn (PEI): March 29, 2018 12:00 ADT

Tobacco and nicotine products in the Canadian market: Trends over time and policy implications" will be the topic of a Lunch and Learn at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown on Thursday, March 29 from noon until 1 p.m. The L&L is being organized by the P.E.I. Tobacco Reduction Alliance (PETRA) and will feature Christine Czoli, PhD, CIHR Health System Impact Fellow, Health Policy and Advocacy, Canada | Heart & Stroke.

Registration is free, a tasty lunch will be provided and a health accreditation will be available to those attending.

To register send an email to ac.ek1521651098ortsd1521651098natra1521651098eh@ll1521651098aguod1521651098cam.y1521651098rag1521651098

The presentation will cover a range of tobacco and nicotine products available on the Canadian market, including e-cigarettes and waterpipe. The presentation will describe product-specific market trends and patterns of use for various products, and discuss implications for tobacco control policy.

CHEST Respiratory Resources

The CSRT and the American College of Chest Physicians are pleased to announce that three CHEST Resource Centers have been approved for CSRT CE/CPD credits. These resource centers feature multiple courses and each one is FREE. Content includes COPD Advanced Patient Management, Sleep Disordered Breathing, and COPD HOT HMV. For more information, or to take some of the CHEST courses, visit: http://journal.cme.chestnet.org/.

Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Respiratory Educator and Comprehensive Tobacco Educator programs (10% discount for CSRT members until August 31, 2018)

You may be interested to know that almost 50% of the HCPs who enrolled in Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.’s Comprehensive Respiratory Educator (CRE) program (since September 2016) are Registered Respiratory Therapists. With this in mind, and to start the new year off on the right foot, Pear would like to offer CSRT members a special 10% discount on registration for this program. For more information, CLICK HERE and be sure to use promo code CRECSRT2 to get your discount.

But, the generosity does not stop there! Pear Healthcare solutions has extended the 10% discount to its Comprehensive Tobacco Educator (CTE) program. For more information, CLICK HERE and be sure to use promo code CTECSRT to get your discount.

Testimonial from Pear Healthcare Solutions CRE program participant


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Metapharm methacholine challenge educational resources

CSRT Corporate member,  Methapharm, is offering respiratory therapists 4.0 complimentary CSRT CE/CPD credits on Methacholine Challenge Testing.  The Self-Study courses include: Taking the Provocholine Challenge, Mixing Methacholine Dilutions and Performing a Methacholine Challenge Test.  To access the materials and on-line assessments, please visit www. provocholine.com.


Sleepedu.org offers evidence-based education for respiratory therapists in a variety of specific areas of interest: management, sleep critical and chronic care and more! For a list of courses that have been approved for CSRT CE/CPD credits, please visit www.sleepedu.org.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

For nearly sixty years, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has remained Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to health sciences education. With an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, leadership, and simulation-based learning, our Continuing Education courses and programs help busy health care professionals maintain their skills, enhance or advance their practice, reach their professional development goals, and contribute to the health care needs across Canada and beyond. To more information on Michener’s continuing education courses and programs, click here:http://michener.ca/continuing-education/ce-brochure/ .

CIHI/Choosing Wisely Canada Webinar

“A National Discussion: Unnecessary Care in Canada”

Approved for 1.0 CSRT CE/CPD credit

Free Online Education about Radon

Are you prepared to discuss the risks of radon with your patients or answer their questions about this carcinogenic gas? November is Radon Action Month. McMaster University, Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership have developed an evidence-based online course for respiratory therapists and other health care professionals. This FREE, one-hour course has been approved for 1.0 CSRT CE/CPD credits. For more information, please visit: https://machealth.ca/programs/radon/

FREE Online Education from mdBriefCase Group

The CSRT is pleased to announce that the following FREE courses from mdBriefCase Group have met the criteria for CSRT CE/CPD credits (1 credit per course). Each online course takes 1-2 hours to complete and you will receive a certificate of completion for your records.

  1. Managing the complexities of common comorbidities: Click Here
  2. New Approaches to smoking cessation: A focus on Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Click Here
  3. Recognizing, referring, and treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An update: Click Here
  4. Clinical challenges in protecting children under 2 years of age from influenza: Click Here

Canadian Frailty Network

Regular Free Webinars (Click here to visit site)

Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training

This 8-hour multidisciplinary course teaches crisis resource management (CRM) training using a combination of simulation and didactic teaching.  It is open to respiratory therapists and covers communication and leadership skills, effective use of resources, situational awareness and problem solving, and how to enhance completion of tasks. Participants will receive 8 CSRT Continuing Education credits. http://www.traumacanada.org/page-1811219


With a legacy of over 40 years of advanced medical training, Covidien’s Professional Affairs & Clinical Education Team is committed to enrich the clinical community and enhance patient outcomes through training healthcare professionals on the safe and effective use of Covidien’s devices utilizing procedural and evidence based medical education activities.


Fanshawe College

Anesthesia Assistant Program

Fanshawe College offers an Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate program. The flexible delivery format allows students to attend classes one day each week during the first two terms. Students will complete simulations in a brand new mock operating room, using the latest and most advanced equipment. Clinical placements in London-area hospitals to prepare students for work as a valuable member of any hospital's anesthesia care team.

If ensuring patients have a safe and secure surgical experience, and if working in an operating room with state-of-the-art equipment alongside talented colleagues excites you, then Fanshawe’s Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate program will get you on your way. When you graduate, you'll be ready to put your specialized, sought-after skills to work in hospital operating rooms across Canada, as well as in post-operative care, labour and delivery, emergency, and intensive care.
For more information, please visit http://www.fanshawec.ca/ANA2.

Degree Transfer Options
Fanshawe has degree transfer agreements with a number of universities and colleges. For more information, please visit

University of Manitoba

The Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy (BRT) Degree Completion program

The University of Manitoba offers a Bachelor of Respiratory therapy [BRT] Degree completion program.  The program is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists who wish to complete their degree. More information is available on the following website:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medrehab/rt/rt_completion.html

Master of Science (MSc) in Rehabilitation Sciences

The Master of Science (MSc) in Rehabilitation Sciences graduate program is designed to provide research training to individuals in the field of rehabilitation including Respiratory Therapy. The program requires the completion of coursework and a research-based thesis, which entails the completion of an original scientific study in rehabilitation. More information is available on the following website:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medrehab/mscience/index.html


New Brunswick Community College

The New Brunswick Community College, Saint John Campus, has an articulation agreement with the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus (UNBSJ).  For more information, please visit:

NBCC also offers the following courses. These are open to various health care professionals, in addition to RTs. For more information, please contact ac.cc1521651098bn@ra1521651098enna.1521651098nhoj1521651098 .

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: NBCC partners with the New Brunswick Trauma Program to deliver (ACLS) to Respiratory Therapy students at NBCC, as well as medical students, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals looking to certify in ACLS.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support/Neonatal Resuscitation Program: NBCC partners with the Department of Pediatrics at the Horizon Health Network to deliver PALS and NRP  to Respiratory Therapy students at NBCC, as well as nurses and other allied health professionals looking to certify in these courses.


Dalhousie University

Dalhousie School of Health Sciences offers a Bachelors of Health Science in Respiratory Therapy.  A 2 year post-diploma degree (60-credit hours) is available to RTs interested in completing a baccalaureate degree and is offered entirely online. More information is available on the School’s website:  www.dal.ca/shs.


St. Clair College

Graduates from Respiratory Therapy at St. Clair College are eligible for a new degree completion program at the University of Windsor (Liberal Arts and Professional Studies). Normal acquisition of the degree takes 30 courses, however, successful RT graduates will be required to take 20 courses.  Details can be found at: http://www.uwindsor.ca/laps/11/new-degree-completion-program-announced, or http://www.uwindsor.ca/laps/6/programs


Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University offers the following post-diploma/degree opportunities: