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A CASE IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A Physiotherapy Perspective

Physiotherapist Chris Farley presents a case study on how in-bed cycling helped rehabilitate a patient in ICU with respiratory failure.

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patient education

“WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME TO EXERCISE WHEN I’M ALREADY SHORT OF BREATH?”

Psychology resident Karen Zhang looks at how different ways of explaining condition management to COPD patients could help with compliance.

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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

Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Co-Chair Lorelei Samis discusses the latest news from RHEIG and the Editorial Committee.

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EYE ON

CARING FOR MY COPD PROGRAM AT NHCHC

Caring for My COPD Program Coordinator Reena De Groot provides an overview of the free, community-based program, which is offered at four locations in Ontario.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BETTER BREATHING CONFERENCE 2017 POSTER WINNERS

In the Spotlight this month are the poster winners from the ORCS Poster Session at the Better Breathing Conference 2017, which was held January 26-28 at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre.

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AWARDS

Mika Nonoyama, Chair, ORCS Research and Fellowship Committee

ONTARIO RESPIRATORY CARE SOCIETY RESEARCH AND FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

The ORCS Research and Fellowship committee is pleased to announce The Lung Association – Ontario funding of $83,500 for the following Awards for the year 2017-18. We congratulate all the successful winners and sincerely appreciate your dedication to lung health.

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TOOL BOX

CONTINUING NEED TO REVIEW INHALER USE TECHNIQUE

Jane Lindsay discusses a recent study on the prevalence of incorrect inhaler technique and points to resources that may help in educating patients.

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EDITORIAL Committee

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

MEMBERS
Pat Bailey, RN, MHSc, PhD
Yvonne Drasovean, RRT
Elizabeth Gartner, BScOT
Therese Hawn, BScPT
Lawrence Jackson, BScPhm
Priscila Robles, BScPT, MSc, PhD

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
Erin Radford

RHEIG Executive Team

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

MEMBERS
Cassy Bernard, RN
Lana Biro, RRT, CRE
Karen Brooks, RN, BSc, CRE, CTE
Michael Callihoo, RRT, CRE
Rose-Marie Dolinar, RN(EC), MScN, PhD student
Diane Feldman, RRT, CRE
Jane Lindsay, BScPT, CRE
Olivia Ng, BScPhm, RPh, PharmD (Candidate)
Maria Willms, RN, CRE
Rebecca Whiting, RRT, CRE

 

 

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