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

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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

jocelynEditorial Board Co-Chair Jocelyn Carr discusses the latest news from the Editorial Committee.

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Doing two things at once – Is it more difficult for people living with COPD?

Darlene Reid talks about the challenges of multitasking for people with COPD.

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Patient-and-Family centered performance measures focus on actionable processes of care for persistent or chronic critical illness.

ICU length of stay, ongoing dependency on resource-intensive therapies.

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Dyspnea from the Larynx also known as Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Jennifer Anderson describes how perfume and other irritants can affect the larynx.

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the air we breathe

The Air We Breathe. Early Detection of Small Airway Disease in Poultry Production Farmers.

Rose-Marie Dolinar talks about the early detection of small airway disease in poultry farmers.

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EYE ON

Innovative Care for the COPD Patient in a Rural Community Hospital

Annette Stewart talks about an innovative program approach to patient care in the South East Local Health Integration Network.

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TOOLBOX

Using The Lung Association’s “Find a Respiratory Program” Service

Jane Lindsay talks about resources to help patients find respiratory programs near them.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Jane Lindsay, BScPT, CRE

Jane has been a highly productive volunteer for the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) and The Lung Association for almost 30 years.

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SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 19-21, 2018
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Call for Abstracts, Poster Presentation, Better Breathing 2019

The Ontario Respiratory of Ontario invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at Better Breathing.

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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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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
Diane Feldman, RRT, CRE
Olivia Ng, BScPhm, RPh, PharmD (Candidate)
Kitty Seager, CRE, CTE,RPN
Maria Willms, RN, CRE

 

 

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