NEWS

2016 MARRT Educational Forum & Tradehow Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 MARRT Educational Forum & Tradeshow, all our vendors and presenters.  The 2016 Forum produced record attendance from the MARRT membership!  Special congratulations to Lana Minuk, the winner of the 2017 CSRT Conference Prize, Kim Webster, winner of the Fitbit Raffle and Karen Taylor, MARRT CAREStream Award of Excellence recipent. 


Volunteers Needed!

MARRT is always looking for volunteers to serve on our various committees and Board of Directors.  Please contact the office at office@marrt.org if you are interested in learning about any current opportunities!

Manitoba Institute For Patient Safety

The Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists is a member of the Manitoba Institute For patient Safety (MIPS), an organization committed to providing education  opportunities on patient safety for healthcare providers.  For more information, click here.


Attention all Registered Respiratory Therapists!

For information on professional general liabilty insurance and an explanation of why it is important please click here.


APOLOGY LEGISLATION AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY

The Importance and Impact of an Apology:
Patients and their families expect to be told when something has happened that has harmed them or had the potential to harm them.  Informing them honestly and fully is the right thing to do.  After informing them, patients deserve a sincere and honest expression of regret…an apology.  To learn more, please click here


What Does It Mean to be Self-Regulated?

Respiratory Therapy in Manitoba is a self-regulated health profession. What does that mean? 

Click here to watch a video entitled "Self-Regulation:Do we take it for granted?" by Deanna Williams

Click here to listen to another perspective and and to view the 2014 AGM presentation by Rhonda Lorch of Lorch and Associates.


The Regulated Health Professions Act (Bill 18) received Royal Assent on June 11th, 2009

This Bill changes the way health professions are regulated in Manitoba.

New regulatory scheme:

At present, there are 21 statutes dealing with different health professions; this Bill replaces those statutes with one umbrella Act, The Regulated Health Professions Act. Health professions currently regulated under their own statutes will be designated by regulation as regulated health professions. Those statutes will be repealed over time, and each of the professions will then be regulated under the umbrella Act and that profession's specific regulations.

To view the Act, click here


 

MARRT Revises the Standards of Practice April 2015

The MARRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the MARRT has performed a review of the current Standards of Practice. This process included surveying the standards of other provinces/territories, as well as the standards of other health care professions. After discussion by the Board of Directors, the MARRT has decided to adopt the Standards of Practice as set out by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. It is the opinion of the Board that the new standards represent the current professional expectations of Respiratory Therapists working in Manitoba, and reflect the importance of interprofessional collaboration and patient safety in the provision of health care services to all Manitobans.

Standards of Practice outline the legal and professional practice for all members. Under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), Section 10(2)(c), it states that a college has a mandate to: "develop, establish and maintain standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by members and monitor compliance with and enforce those standards". As the MARRT prepares for application under the RHPA, it is important that we have current standards that reflect the expectations of a college in governing its members and acting in the best interests of the public. Standards of Practice are intended to inform professionals of their responsibilities and accountabilities to the public, colleagues, and employers. They are also intended to inform the public as to what to expect when receiving the services of a respiratory therapist.

Standards of Practice assist in the development of continuing professional development requirements, and allow the MARRT to determine if members have adhered to the standards in the execution of their duties.

The MARRT Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the CSRT for their support of respiratory therapists working in Manitoba.

For a complete listing of the MARRT Standards of Practice, please click here .