October 22nd - 28th, 2023
Inspiring Excellence in Respiratory Therapy
Did you know?
The CSRT proclaims the last week in October as Respiratory Therapy Week in Canada, to celebrate the respiratory therapy profession and the outstanding dedication and passion of RTs. This includes all areas of respiratory therapy practice, including anesthesia assistance.
Save the date!
RT Week 2024 is October 20-26.
A Message from CSRT President, Kuljit Minhas!
RT Week Webinars *
Navigating Extubation Outcomes through Predictive Insights
Tuesday, October 24 @ noon EDT
Speaker: Ramandeep Kaur, PhD, RRT-ACCS, AE-C; Rush University
Extubation failure occurs in up to 20% of patients and is associated with poor outcomes. This presentation will discuss the predictive ability of the three common respiratory indexes or weaning scores on extubation failure.
Inhale for Change: Sustainable Inhaler Use for a Healthier Planet
Wednesday, October 25 @ noon EDT
Speaker: Jasmine Mohan, RRT; Royal Columbian Hospital
RT Week Open House *
CSRT & CJRT Virtual Open House
Thursday, October 26 @ noon EDT
Stop by between 12pm and 4pm to visit with CSRT and CJRT staff!
Ask all the questions you have about membership, the CSRT, the CJRT, getting involved and anything else you would like to know,
or just drop by to say Hello!
We will be emailing out a link to all CSRT members, with instructions on joining the Open House virtually, on the morning of October 26th.
No registration needed!
Non-members are welcome, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to join the Open House.
* RT Week Contests!
Earn tokens for every live event you participate in during RT Week!
You could win a $100 gift card!
1 token is issued for each webinar (registration required) attended
and for dropping by the Virtual Open House (no pre-registration needed)
Use #RTWeek2023 on social media during RT Week!
You could win a $50 gift card!
Share your RT Week activities, engage with posts and use #RTWeek2023 to be entered in a draw to win a $50 gift card!
RT Week Pop-Up Store!
RT and CSRT Swag available for a limited time only!
The Store will be open from October 18th through to the end of RT Week.
Inspiring RTs Page!
CSRT Slide Decks “Respiratory Therapists: Breathing Life into Healthcare”
We are pleased to offer a series of slide decks to assist you in sharing information about what RTs do. There are four versions of the slide deck.
- A scrolling version on a loop to display at an information booth or on an information screen (e.g., in a lobby or department)
- This version is recommended when you will not be speaking during the presentation. It is designed to be read by the audience.
- A speaker’s version with an embedded 2-minute video about respiratory therapists
- A speaker’s version with a link to a 45-second video about respiratory therapists. (An internet connection is required to share the video during your presentation.)
- A speaker’s version with a link to a 2-minute video about respiratory therapists. (An internet connection is required to share the video during your presentation.)
Each slide deck is accompanied by suggested speaking points and information to assist you with common questions. We encourage you to share some of your own experiences with the audience too!
(CSRT slide decks are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits reuse, distribution and reproduction of the presentation without modifications, provided that the original work is properly cited and the reuse is restricted to noncommercial purposes. Slide decks have not been optimized for mobile devices.)
Social Media Resources
We are pleased to offer a series of images you can share on social media – don’t forget the #RTWeek2023 hashtag! To download the images below, click on the image, then right click “save image as” on a desktop, or save image to camera roll on mobile.