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An official publication of the Ontario Respiratory Care Society, a section of
The Lung Association – Ontario.

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Update on Bill 71 – The Lung Health Act

After ten years of work by The Lung Association and its many Breathing partners and stakeholders, on December 12, 2017 Bill 71 was passed by unanimous consent in the Ontario Legislature.

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patient education

McMaster University Leading Change

Ontario’s first 100% tobacco and smoke-free campus

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Breathe Easy Support Team

The Breathe Easy Support Team (B.E.S.T), launched by The Lung Association- Ontario (TLA) in January 2017, is a community-based support group that brings together patients and their caregivers.

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If TB could talk: A closer look at tuberculosis in Canada.

Dr. Ian Kitai talks about the status of TB in Canada

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Oxygen status of muscle during exercise in patients with interstitial lung disease – How much exercise is too much?

Darlene Reid talks about a study looking at the oxygenation of muscles during exercise, using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), of those with interstitial lung disease.

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CHAIR’S MESSAGE

ORCS Chair Dina Brooks provides an update on the activities of ORCS committees and staff.

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE

lorelaiEditorial Board Co-Chair Lorelei Samis discusses the latest news from RHEIG and the Editorial Committee

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) Workshops Update

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a “collaborative, person-centred form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change” (Miller and Rollnick, 2009).  MI has a robust evidence base across a range of health behaviours, including patient self-care, adherence to management plans, tobacco cessation and general health behaviour change (Anstiss, 2009). This course explores the use of MI to improve the care of patients and the quality of service in the treatment of addictions (CAMH, 2016).

The Lung Association offers workshops on MI to individuals who provide consultation in the treatment of addictions or management of chronic conditions to elicit behaviour change.  It addresses the foundation skills and underlying philosophy of MI using case-based learning, hands-on practice and take-away tools.  Opportunities to recognize and integrate MI skills into practice are also provided throughout this interactive workshop. MI workshops are free of charge, with meals being provided for half-day and full-day sessions.

Workshop Options

Full Day: Breakfast and lunch included.
Half Day: Lunch included
To get more information about MI or to set up a free workshop for your team or organization, please contact:
The Lung Association – Ontario
pep@on.lung.ca
1-888-344-5864


EYE ON

Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Evolution

The RHEIG executive is a sub-committee of the ORCS, planning the content for the ORCS publication and for a half day of the Better Breathing Conference.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BBC 2018 Poster Winners

In the Spotlight this month features the poster winners from the Poster Session at the BBC 2018, which was held January 25-27 at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre.

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

ORCS

Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) Committees

Joining an ORCS Committee is a great way to get involved!

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TOOL BOX

Choosing Wisely Canada

Jane Lindsay discusses a new campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments, and make smart and effective care choices.

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EDITORIAL Committee

CO-CHAIRS
Jocelyn Carr, BScPT, MSc
Lorelei Samis, BScPT

MEMBERS
Julie Duff Cloutier, RN, MSc, CAE
Yvonne Drasovean, RRT
Elizabeth Gartner, BScOT
Lawrence Jackson, BScPhm
Rachel McLay, HBSc (Kinesiology)
Shirley Quach, HBsc, RRT
Priscila Robles, BScPT, MSc, PhD
Lily Spanjevic, RN, BScN, MN, GNC(C), CRN(C), CMSN(C)

CHAIR, ONTARIO  RESPIRATORY CARE SOCIETY
Dina Brooks, BScPT, MSc, PhD

PRESIDENT & CEO, THE LUNG ASSOCIATION – ONTARIO
George Habib, BA, BEd, CAE

DIRECTOR, ONTARIO RESPIRATORY CARE SOCIETY
Sherry Zarins

OTS/ORCS Coordinator
Natalie Bennett

RHEIG Executive Team

CO-CHAIRS
Jane Lindsay, BScPT, CRE
Lorelei Samis, BScPT

MEMBERS
Michael Callihoo, RRT, CRE
Rose-Marie Dolinar, RN(EC), MScN, PhD student
Diane Feldman, RRT, CRE
Olivia Ng, BScPhm, RPh, PharmD (Candidate)
Maria Willms, RN, CRE

 

 

An official publication of the Ontario Respiratory Care Society, a section of The Lung Association.