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February 6, 2015

What's happening in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RTSF conference to be held at Fanshawe

The Respiratory Therapy Student Federation (RTSF) is a national student-run organization, founded at Fanshawe College in 2007 to promote the Respiratory Therapy profession.

Since its inception the RTSF has strived to increase awareness of the profession through numerous events.

Some of these events include an annual bake sale, Respiratory Therapy Week, and the RTSF Conference. These events have grown in size and scope every year, which has been a success due to the direct actions of our students.

The RTSF will hold their Annual Conference on March 21, 2015 at Fanshawe College. This year the conference theme is Organ Donation. Come out and learn how to support this important cause, and learn more about our exciting profession!

Fanshawe alumnus gets published

Fanshawe alumnus, Tom Piraino, RRT, was published in the January 2015 American Association for Respiratory Care Times. Read his article, Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation at the Bedside.

Tom is our Clinical Coordinator at St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton and assistant clinical professor (adjunct), anesthesia department, division of critical care at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Respiratory Therapy students join the London Family Health Team

Photo of Respiratory Therapy studentsBeginning this month, third-year Respiratory Therapy students have started a clinical rotation through London Family Health Team.

The London Family Health Team is one of 185 family health teams in Ontario. The team comprises a group of interdisciplinary professionals working to improve the quality of life of the 13,000 patients served through prevention, identification and management of disease.

In addition to nine physicians, the interdisciplinary team includes a nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, psychologist, registered nurses and social workers with expertise in specific areas of diagnosis, treatment and care.

These allied health professionals help support the efforts of the physicians in providing a holistic approach to the health and well-being of patients and families. The London FHT also has a strong commitment to teaching and research and seeks to develop partnerships with teaching and research organizations and professional bodies as well as participate in training programs for physicians and allied health professionals.