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Registration Open! Vancouver Island BCSRT Roadshow

Vancouver Island Roadshow

June 14th 2019

Royal Jubilee Hospital

Patient Care Complex, rooms S-150 & S-169

PDF Copy Vancouver Island BCSRT Roadshow Agenda June 14 2019

Schedule of Events:

07:30 Meet and Greet Breakfast

08:00 Spinal Cord Injuries – Initial Management (Tina Hsu, RRT, BHSc)

08:30 Blood Gas Collection & Analysis, Tips & Tricks (John Ancy, RRT, MA)

09:30 Pediatric Trauma (Lynn MacIsaac, RRT)

10:00 Coffee Break & Vendor Clinical Experts

10:20 MedPro & CAREstream Excellence Awards (Mike MacAulay, RRT, BSc)

10:35 Update on College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions (Mike MacAulay, RRT, BSc)

11:00 Nitric Oxide as an Antibiotic (Bevin McMullin, RRT, MappSc, PhD)

11:45 Lunch Break & Vendor Clinical Experts

12:45 Initial Management of Lung Organ Donors (Aly Janmohamed, RRT, BSc)

13:15 Lung Transplant Recipient (Kathy Green)

14:15 Respiratory Therapy Discharge Planners in BC (Mark Finnis RRT & Jodi Zimmer RRT)

14:45 Coffee Break & Vendor Clinical Experts

15:00 ECMO Applications & Updates (Tyler Laird, RRT)

15:45 – 16:15 Ventilator Driving Pressures (Zac Hilberry, RRT, BHSc)

REGISTER HERE!

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Northern Health Roadshow April 12th

The 2019 BCSRT Roadshows are coming!

Our first stop is Prince George on Friday, April 12th at UHNBC.  Details coming soon.

Following that, we’ll be bringing education to your doorstep on Vancouver Island, in Victoria at Royal Jubilee Hospital on June 14th. Then we head to the interior on October 8th and 9th in Vernon. We’ll be ending our year in the Lower Mainland on November first.

Stay tuned for more information about topics, speakers, times and locations.

Don’t forget to register (closer to the event date) to get education credits for attending.

If you haven’t attended a BCSRT Roadshow yet, come and see what it’s all about! Make some connections, learn something new, and join us for some fun afterwards 🙂

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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Statement on Yardstick Response to the Cancellation of the July 9, 2018 CBRC examination

 

As we approach the end of the clinical year for respiratory therapy students, the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists and the Respiratory Therapy Leaders of British Columbia want to briefly revisit the events of last year’s CBRC July exam. In July of 2018 many BCSRT student members were impacted by the CBRC unplanned exam cancellation and re-write due to a third party system failure.
Stated thru CSRT communication: “officials at Yardstick Assessment Strategies (Yardstick) indicated that they will be reimbursing only a portion of the original full examination fee to those who attempted to write the exam on July 9, 2018. That communication indicated that Yardstick had hoped to refund the entire exam fee, but since the remaining portion of this fee is money that we collect and remit for others, we are not able to refund those amounts – as had been promised in an earlier communication to exam writers.”
The British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists and the Respiratory Therapy Leaders of British Columbia are in agreement with the CSRT position recognizing the impact of costs and emotional hardships that the technical failure and exam cancellation. This impacted many of the BCSRT members and that it was highly recommended that the initial commitment of reimbursement and cost covering be considered.

On behalf of the BCSRT and RTLBC,
Mike MacAulay (BCSRT President)
Tracey Miller (RTLBC Chair)

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