External Education Opportunities / Opportunités de formation externe

eXpand by Respiplus (exclusive 25% discount for CSRT members)


COPD Management for Healthcare Professionals:

The "COPD Management for Healthcare Professional" course aims to provide you with the knowledge, techniques and tools needed to help your patients live better with COPD. Through three online learning modules, relevant case studies and patient videos, you will be able to recognize the impact COPD has on life & physical symptoms and learn various self-management techniques as well as the importance of using an action plan. This course is offered at a 25% discount to CSRT members and has been approved for 7.0 CSRT CE/CPD credits.

Proper Use of Inhaled Medication:

Gain a better understanding of the mechanism of action of different medications used to treat asthma and COPD and refine the skills needed to educate patients on these inhaled medication techniques through the "Proper Use of Inhaled Medication (Asthma & COPD)" course. This course is offered at a 25% discount to CSRT members and has been approved for 2.0 CSRT CE/CPD credits.

For more information on either course, visit: https://www.expandcourses.com/. (Prior to registering, CSRT members can contact csrt@csrt.com to receive a promo code for their 25% discount.)
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Cours eXpand par Respiplus (rabais de 25 % aux membres de la SCTR)


Gestion de la MPOC pour professionnels de la santé

Apprenez comment aider vos patients à mieux vivre avec la maladie pulmonaire obstructive chronique (MPOC). Ce cours est offert à un rabais de 25 % aux membres de la SCTR et est approuvé pour 7.0 crédits de formation continue. credits.

L’utilisation appropriée des médicaments en inhalation (asthme et MPOC):

Acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour éduquer efficacement les patients sur l'utilisation des médicaments en inhalation. Ce cours est offert à un rabais de 25 % aux membres de la SCTR et est approuvé pour 2.0 crédits de formation continue.

Pour plus d'informations sur ces cours, visitez: https://www.expandcourses.com/. (Avant de s'inscrire, les membres de la SCTR peuvent contacter csrt@csrt.com pour recevoir un code promotionnel pour leur rabais de 25%.)
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PAV+ Clinical Review Program (Medtronic)

Introducing the Proportional Assist Ventilation (PAV+™) Clinical Review Program by Medtronic
This new online course provides clinicians with foundational knowledge regarding the clinical application of PAV+. Upon completing this course, the learner will have reviewed and demonstrated an understanding of the essential clinical and technical concepts integral to utilizing PAV+ in clinical practice effectively. The impact of patient-ventilator asynchrony and respiratory muscle dysfunction, as well as the potential contribution to these issues by Pressure Support Ventilation, form the basis of this PAV+ review.

This program has been approved for 4.0 CSRT CE/CPD credits.

To register and access the program, visit: https://medtronic.facilica.com/pavclinicalreview/
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Inspired Breathing Conference

The Lung Association, Saskatchewan
June 4-5, 2021

The Inspired Breathing Conference will bring together family physicians, respiratory specialists, allied respiratory health care professionals, and respiratory educators to learn together and to network with one another.

This conference offers content that is diverse, current, and of value to all delegates. With its mix of plenary sessions, keynote speakers and participative workshops presented by experts and key opinion leaders in their respective fields of specialty, this professional education conference includes something for everyone. It is especially relevant to RTs serving Saskatchewan residents.

For more information: https://www.lungsask.ca/health-professionals/inspired-breathing-conference-2020.

This event has been approved for 8.5 CSRT CE/CPD credits.
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Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Comprehensive Respiratory Educator Program


As a respiratory therapist, you play an important role in supporting your patients with self-management of chronic respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases. Effective patient education is an important part of your care, as it helps to empower your patients to achieve their respiratory-related goals.

Advance your knowledge of respiratory disease management by enrolling in the Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Respiratory Educator Certificate Preparation Course. This course will also help you enhance your patient education skills and meet the requirements for preparation for credentialing as a Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) through the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC).

This detailed online course offers brief learning modules, short quizzes, and assignments. Work at your own pace and receive valuable tips and feedback from Pear’s CRE team. Visit bit.ly/36mnm9Z to learn more about the Comprehensive Respiratory Educator Certificate Preparation Course.

Testimonial from Pear Healthcare Solutions CRE program participant:
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Conestoga College Advanced Neonatal Care for the Respiratory Therapist certificate


Neonatal care is a crucial component of the health care system, and respiratory therapists are core members of the interprofessional neonatal care team. NICU competencies are a part of the National Competency Framework for Respiratory Therapy, but it is widely recognized that additional education is needed for the RRT entering the NICU environment. The Respiratory Therapy - Neonatal Care program is intended to augment training of active Respiratory Therapists, thus reducing the cost of bringing new hires onto the NICU to the required levels of performance and contributing to improved patient care. The program is aimed at Registered Respiratory Therapists who wish to best prepare themselves for practice in a neonatal intensive care environment. The program builds on the knowledge and skill gained during the pre-registration respiratory therapy program through a combination of on-line theory, skills acquisition and clinically immersive simulation.

For more information, visit - https://continuing-education.conestogac.on.ca/programs/advanced-neonatal-care-for-the-respiratory-therapist

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(COPD, Asthma, Education for Chronic Disease)


RESPTREC® is an important resource for building and enhancing competencies, skills and knowledge towards becoming effective educators and valued members of an integrated environment of chronic disease management care. Our continuing education opportunities provide RESPTREC® students with lifelong mentorship and learning! Students can also enjoy the benefits of a Professional Education Portal, which includes access to many continuing education updates, articles and videos. The RESPTREC® COPD, Asthma and Education for Chronic Disease courses are available in online and online + workshop formats, and have been approved for 45-50 CSRT CE/CPD credits. For more information, please visit https://www.resptrec.org/.

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Methapharm 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 provocholine.com.

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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.

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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/.

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CIHI / Choosing Wisely Canada Webinar


“A National Discussion: Unnecessary Care in Canada”


Approved for 1.0 CSRT CE/CPD Credit

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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/

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Canadian Frailty Network


Regular Free Webinars

(Click here to visit site)

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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. http://www.covidien.com/pace/clinical-education

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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 http://transferagreements.fanshawec.ca/Public/Search.aspx?pc=RST4.

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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

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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 john.annear@nbcc.ca.

  • 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.
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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.

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