Welcome to RTAudio! We are 2 Respiratory Therapist educators sharing our passion with Respiratory Therapy students as you journey through your education and enter into our great profession. With the help of guests, we will provide insight, knowledge, and share stories.
Happy Listening Dave and Greg, Respiratory Therapy Program Fanshawe College
In this episode guest co-host Yvonne Drasovean (RRT and faculty at Fanshawe College) and I have an opportunity to meet John Strupat. John is a retired RRT who has developed a prototype ventilator that might be a game changer for pandemic requirements. John currently runs a London based company called JST limited and has both the ventilation knowledge as well as the electrical engineering knowledge required to design and build a pandemic ventilator. In this timely episode Yvonne and I learn about John's prototype and ask that if you are interested in learning more to reach out to John via his website (www.jsttech.com). Enjoy
Just a quick episode for perspective students interested in the Respiratory Therapy Program at Fanshawe College. Here are current students and faculty discussing why they think Fanshawe College is the best RT program in the country!
In this episode RTAudio invites Julie Brown to co-host our first on location interview with an individual who has truly shaped the role that RT's play in caring for neonates and pediatrics across the country. Dr. Don Reid generously gives his time to discuss how our role is so vital to the lives of the most sensitive patients. We learn about the 1st surfactant delivery, introduction to NIV and the importance of risk assessment. Dr. Reid is a giant in the field of neonatology and we are all fortunate that we have an advocate like him to support, encourage and push us to be our best.
This week we have the great pleasure to celebrate our profession. Respiratory Therapy week is all about inspiring excellence in the great work we do. With the importance of this week, we wanted to high light an individual in our profession that we believe to be an incredible asset to the field of Respiratory Therapy. In this episode we have the privileged of sitting down with Thomas Piraino who is a Fanshawe College Respiratory Therapy alumni (class of 2003), and currently holds the position of "Clinical Specialist- Mechanical Ventilation" for the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation at St. Micheal's hospital in Toronto, ON. Canada (COEMV- https://coemv.ca/). Tom is an influential, passionate clinician and researcher who shares his thoughts and opinions on why it is important for ALL RT's to continue to learn through evidence based research throughout their careers.