Nepal Trip Report

posted Nov 12, 2017, 12:32 PM by Amanda Rampersaud   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 12:34 PM ]

Maggie Silencino shares her 1 month trip report to Nepal with a focus on stimulating sleep medicine in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Check out the following link for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1lj6zpl2OBla2JMRW0xX0s2WWc/view?usp=sharing

Thank you to Halton Healthcare!

posted Nov 12, 2017, 12:21 PM by Amanda Rampersaud

A huge thank you to Halton Healthcare for their generous donation, raised by their RT Week bake sale! RTWB would also like to recognize Megan McFarlane who helped to organize this fundraiser. We appreciate all proceeds made towards RTWB and your support to our cause. 

RTWB en espanol!

posted Nov 12, 2017, 12:13 PM by Amanda Rampersaud

RTWB wishes to thank Fern Escobar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernanda-escobar-0ab5b98b/) for assistance in translating our "Become a Healthcare Education Partnership" to Spanish. Fern is a respiratory therapist who now works in Melbourne. RTWB also wishes to thank Angela Escobar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-escobar-89307216/) for pro-bono assistance in translating our Healthcare Education Partnership Written Agreement into Spanish. Angela is an attorney working in the Greater New York City area. !Muchas gracias!

Calling US RTs!

posted Aug 22, 2017, 12:37 PM by Amanda Rampersaud

We are in need of a couple US RTs interested in expanding RTWB to the US. In particular, we are looking for a couple RTs in Idaho who would be interested in helping to file the 401c documentation. No legal experience is necessary, only a willingness to grow RTWB on US soil. Please contact Eric (eric@rtwb.ca) if interested.

Welcome Dan Elliot as Director of International Relations!

posted May 6, 2017, 8:45 AM by Amanda Rampersaud

Our sincere welcome to Dan Elliot who has been promoted to Director of International Relations at Respiratory Therapy without Borders! Dan has had a previous role within RTWB as our conference coordinator. Looking forward to having you in this new position!

Many thanks to the RT Departments @ Health Science Centre Winnipeg & University of Manitoba!!!

posted Jan 15, 2017, 10:04 AM by Amanda Rampersaud

During RT week this year, Respiratory Therapists at Health Science Centre Winnipeg (Adults department) and Respiratory Therapy students at the University of Manitoba held fantastic bake sale with proceeds donated towards RTWB!

RTWB would like to thank you all for your donations to improve respiratory health around the globe. Your ongoing support and affirmation of this charity is much appreciated.

How can you give back to the world through your skills and experience? Join the RTWB Professional Network. All welcome to join!

Post your updates or volunteer openings in the Communications Log

posted Sep 6, 2016, 6:10 PM by Amanda Castro

Have an RTWB update or volunteer opportunity?

Let us know in the Communications Log and we'll post it on the website and Social Media!

- RTWB Communications Team

Picking brains of NICU RTs and calling for travellers

posted Jul 15, 2016, 12:41 PM by Amanda Rampersaud

We are submitting a grant application to Grand Challenges Canada. $100,000 is on the line here. 4 years ago, RTWB pitched the concept of an adaptor to harvest waste bubble energy from a bubble CPAP setup to provide bubble biphasic to an engineering design team. (Utility is great for any site that currently offers bubble CPAP to provide the next level of care with limited resource input and equipment upgrades.) Fast forward, a design has been created with a patent pending, it's time for RTs to step up again and bring this technology to the world.

What we need:
1) STAT: NICU RTs are needed immediately to create a pre-screening tool for all bubble CPAP sites to ensure it is being done correctly. The screening tool must be done by this Sunday (Jul 17).
2) NOW: NICU RTs to train staff at the inaugural site doing the clinical efficacy trial for the bubble biphasic system
3) In 4 months: RTs travelling the world to venture into clinics and conduct pre-screening for bubble biphasic
4) In 6 months: RTs travelling to world to return to clinics to assist with inservicing qualifying sites to use bubble biphasic well.

Anyone interested, email eric@rtwb.ca 

Grant writers needed for Stars in Global Health application

posted Jul 15, 2016, 12:40 PM by Amanda Rampersaud

RTWB was just notified of the Stars in Global Health by Challenges Canada (http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grand-challenges/stars-phase-i/). We would like to submit an application. It would be to bring bubble biphasic to all our Healthcare Education Partners who already use bubble CPAP. This would essentially allow them to provide the next level of care with virtually no extra energy inputs and minimal staff training. We as respiratory therapists need to be involved in launching this game changing product worldwide. The potential seed funding is 100,000. Please email Eric (eric@rtwb.ca) if you have grant writing experience and can help out in the next week. Thank you!

RTWB in Ottawa!

posted Jun 27, 2016, 8:21 AM by Amanda Rampersaud

RTWB was represented well at the CSRT conference in Ottawa May 26 - May 28. Eric Cheng and Alisha Nelson both had presentations, Mira, Taylor, Amanda, Dan and Eric spent time at our table sharing information about the organization. Alisha and Dan also represented RTWB when presenting the CSRT Gold award to the graduating student with the highest score on the CBRC exam. Some members stopped by to say hello and get updates and several great new connections were also made. Thank you to the CSRT for supporting us!

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