External Education Opportunities

Horizon Health Network Clinical Smoking Cessation Education Forum


Horizon Health Network's Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation (CoE) will be hosting a 4th Clinical Smoking Cessation Education Forum, scheduled for Friday November 15th, 2019 at the level one amphitheater at the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick. The purpose of the forum is to facilitate the continued education of health care providers and administrators in evidence- based clinical tobacco dependence treatment and build upon the existing communities of practice within Horizon Health Network.
The registration deadline is November 1, 2019.

For more information, please contact Shelley Hewitson, Outreach Facilitator- Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation, Horizon Health Network.
Email: Shelley.hewitson@horizonnb.ca.

This event has been approved for CSRT CE/CPD credits.


The 13th Annual Anesthesia Assistant Professional Development Day

The 13th Annual Anesthesia Assistant Professional Development Day: November 11, 2019. DeGasperis Conservatory, PMB 4th floor, Toronto General Hospital (8:00-16:00).

For more information, visit: https://www.uhn.ca/healthcareprofessionals/Meet_Professions/Anesthesia_Assistants/Pages/education.aspx

This event has been approved for CSRT CE/CPD credits.

(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/.


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 Inc.

Comprehensive Respiratory Educator and Comprehensive Tobacco Educator programs (10% discount for CSRT members until July 15, 2019)


Did you 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? And, PEAR courses are approved by the CNRC for their certifications.

Certified Tobacco Educator course:
Working with patients with respiratory disorders caused or exacerbated by smoking, respiratory therapists are in an ideal position to promote behavioural change in patients who smoke tobacco.
Develop more effective strategies for counselling your patients on tobacco cessation by enrolling in the Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Tobacco Educator Program. This course will help you enhance your knowledge and build confidence with motivational interviewing, while preparing you to challenge the Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE) examination through the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC). Visit http://bit.ly/2FSflyF to learn more about the Comprehensive Tobacco Educator Program. Enrol by July 15, 2019, using the unique coupon code CTECSRT3 to receive a 10% discount.

Certified Respiratory Educator course:
Empowering patients is essential to helping them manage chronic respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases. Respiratory therapists play a key role in providing patient education that supports the development of self-management skills.
Build your skills and knowledge by enrolling in the Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Respiratory Educator Program. By completing this course, you can enhance your patient education toolbox and meet the requirements for preparation for credentialing as a Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) through the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC).
This fully online course offers brief learning modules, short quizzes, assignments, and individualized feedback from program faculty. Work at your own pace, while having easy access to faculty via email, Skype, or telephone. Visit http://bit.ly/2HUc3xi to learn more about the Comprehensive Respiratory Educator Program. Enrol by July 15, 2019, using the unique coupon code CRECSRT3 to receive a 10% discount.

Testimonial from Pear Healthcare Solutions CRE program participant:

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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.




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/


Canadian Frailty Network


Regular Free Webinars

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


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.


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 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.

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: