The following courses and educational events have been approved for CSRT CPD credits.
Les cours et événements suivants ont été approuvés pour les crédits de formation de la SCTR.

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: (Prior to registering, CSRT members can contact 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: (Avant de s'inscrire, les membres de la SCTR peuvent contacter pour recevoir un code promotionnel pour leur rabais de 25%.)

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Aerogen Webinars

In honour of Respiratory Therapy Week, Aerogen is pleased to present the following webinar series throughout the month of October.

Improving Practice in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Speaker: Theresa Cantu, MSRC, RRT-NPS, AE-C

October 5, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern/9:00-10:00 AM Pacific

Course objective: This webinar will provide a detailed discussion on best clinical practice of treating children in respiratory distress in the emergency department, and share the speaker’s personal experience of implementing new technology and protocols with supporting clinical evidence.

Approved for 1.0 CSRT CPD credit.

Registration Link:

Mastery of the Art and Science of Nebulized Aerosol Delivery: An Expert Overview

Speaker: Douglas S. Gardenhire, Ed.D, RRT-NPS

October 10, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern/9:00-10:00 AM Pacific

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principle of operation of a, jet nebulizer, ultrasonic nebulizer and mesh nebulizer.
  2. List advantages and disadvantages of nebulizers for aerosol delivery.
  3. Discuss criteria to assist clinicians in selecting the appropriate aerosol medication and nebulizer device.

Approved for 1.0 CSRT CPD credit.

Registration Link:

How to Deliver Aerosolized Medications through High Flow Nasal Cannula 

Speaker: Arzu Ari, Ph.D., RRT, PT, CPFT, FAARC, FCCP 

October 19, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern/9:00-10:00 AM Pacific

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe factors affecting aerosol delivery via High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC).
  2. Provide strategies for aerosol drug delivery during HFNC based on the best evidence.

Approved for 1.0 CSRT CPD credit.

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Aerosol Delivery during Invasive and Non-Invasive Respiratory Support: A Review of Best Practice for Optimal Delivery

Speaker: Thomas Piraino, RRT, FAARC, FCSRT

October 24, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern/9:00-10:00 AM Pacific

Course objective: In this Aerogen Sponsored Webinar with Thomas Piraino, RRT, FAARC, FCSRT, will provide the learner with the understanding of optimal placement and practice using various aerosol delivery devices during invasive mechanical ventilation and non-invasive respiratory support including non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula.

Approved for 1.0 CSRT CPD credit.

Registration Link:

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Hamilton Health Sciences Respiratory Therapy Educational Retreat


All RTs (HHS employees and others) are invited to join us at Carmen’s for an opportunity to network and learn more about topics of interest for RTs across all areas of practice. For more information, to view the program or to register: This event has been approved for 4.5 CSRT CPD credits.


CACPT Pulmonary Function Symposium


This 2 day symposium sponsored by the CACPT and Novus Medical will feature presentations from experts in the field such as Carl Mottram author of the Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing and workshops that will provide hands on experience. Current and new standards will be reviewed. Many opportunities to network and ask questions.

Please go to either the  CACPTor Novus Medical websites to get complete details and to register. Early Bird Registration closes August 18, 2023. The CSRT has approved 12.5 continuing education/professional development credits for this educational opportunity.

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Clearing the Airways: A collaborative approach to excess mucus management with OPEP therapy – Trudell


The Clearing the Airways webinar, facilitated by Kathy Hayward, Clinical Pharmacist and Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE), features a multidisciplinary panel of respiratory experts, including Dr. Sacha Bhinder, Respirologist; Jacqueline Turvey, Registered Respiratory Therapist & CRE; and Duaa Elfar, Clinical Pharmacist & CRE. By joining this session, you will:

  • Engage in a stimulating discussion on the use of OPEP therapy as an effective tool in the management of patient with mucus hypersecretion; and
  • Explore how superior patient outcomes can be attained through a collaborative approach.

To view this webinar:

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CSRT CPD credits.

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Methapharm Bronchial Provocation Challenge Testing Educational Resources


Methapharm, a CSRT corporate member, offers respiratory therapists complimentary education that has been accredited by the CSRT. A range of courses includes:

Introduction to the Methacholine Challenge Test – Self Study Module part 1, Bronchial Challenge Test with Provocholine – Self Study Module Part 2 and Bronchial Challenge with Mannitol – Self Study Module.

To access the materials and on-line assessments, please visit

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RESPTREC® Respiratory Training and Educator Course (Exclusive discount for CSRT members!) la SCTR)


RESPTREC® provides health care professionals with the highest standard of online training in asthma, COPD, education for chronic disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, inhaled delivery devices, and severe asthma.  RESPTREC also offers courses in spirometry and spirometry interpretation. These courses are designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to empower people and their caregivers to optimally manage their chronic disease.

As a study tool for the CRE (certified respiratory educator) and CAE (certified asthma educator) exams, RESPTREC offers CRE and CAE exam preparation courses.

CSRT members receive a 10% discount on RESPTREC’s individual core courses: asthma, COPD and education for chronic disease courses. For more information on RESPTREC® courses, visit To take advantage of this offer, please contact the CSRT to receive your promo code ( (This offer is in effect until February 1, 2024.) 

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Queen’s University Infection Prevention and Control Online PD Course

February 27 – July 2, 2023

Queen's Infection Prevention & Control Online Professional Development Course is a fully online, IPAC Canada endorsed, program with interactive content for health professionals who are new to or are about to enter into the practice of IPAC. The purpose of the course is to introduce learners to the practice of IPAC and to increase participants’ knowledge and skills for managing the prevention and control of infections and disease. This course has been approved for 90 CSRT CPD credits. The Winter 2023 program runs from February 27 – July 2, 2023. Registration is open until February 2, 2023.

Early bird rates are available until November 30 with promo code csrt. *Please note: discount is not applicable for past registrations. Registrants must confirm the correct price before paying. Refunds for missed promo codes will not be issued.

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