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Manitoba Apology Act

Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC's "The Current" will be airing a program on apology December 16, 2014 at 0900 hours.  Watch for more information from MARRT on The Apology Act to follow.  To view The Act please click here.


Attention all Manitoba Registered Respiratory Therapists

Your license to pratice respiratory therapy in Manitoba will expire January 31, 2015.  All MARRT members are required to renew their license no later than midnight January 31st or will be ineligible to work as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

License renewal will open January 1st, 2015, at which time you will be able to complete your license renewal registration through the MARRT database.  Payment of license fees may be made online through the MARRT database, using Visa or MasterCard, by registering and paying through the CSRT website, or by completing your registration online through the MARRT database and mailing a money order to the MARRT office.  For additional information on the license renewal process, please click here.


CAREstream and MARRT Award of Excellence - Call for Nominations

The Third Annual Award of Excellence will be presented to a deserving Registered Respiratory Therapist at the MARRT Annual General Meeting on May 7, 2015.  MARRT is now accepting nominations for this very prestigious award, please click here for award criteria and the nomination form.

 


Conference on Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation

Don't miss the 7th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, taking place during National Non-Smoking Week on January 23rd and 24th, 2015. Registration and Call for Abstracts are now open. Visit www.ottawamodel.ca for details. Register now!


Kyle Mikoliew from the University of Manitoba WINS!

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) held a contest this fall.  Any student holding a valid CSRT Student Membership was entered into a draw to win a complete CSRT Conference Prize Package, including accommodation, travel and the conferenc fee!  Kyle was the lucky winner.

On behalf of the MARRT Board of Directors, Congratulations go out to Kyle Mikoliew!


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 have that exact question answered and to view the 2014 AGM presentation by Rhonda Lorch of Lorch and Associates.


College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund 2015 Competition

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund Competition.  For full details and the application form, please 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,  http://youtu.be/AGD_Z5lfulc


 Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Best for the Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Good Health and Happiness!


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.

WELCOME TO THE MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS (MARRT)

For general enquiries and direction, or more information about the profession, contact us at the MARRT Office.

MARRT is Manitoba's professional and licensing body that is governed by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115. , while functioning within the Registered Respiratory Therapists Regulation 342/88R and the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists By-Laws. To practice as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within Manitoba one must be a licensed member of MARRT. MARRT's current membership stands at 314 active practicing individuals.

For information related to license eligibility, registration procedure with MARRT, license application and renewals, the continuing competency process, and MARRT policy and legislation, contact Shane McDonald the MARRT Registrar.


Ebola Crisis Updates

Manitoba anesthetists publish papers in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - “Ebola Virus Disease: An Update for Anesthesiologists and intensivists”.  Click here to view the article.

For additional information on the ebola crisis please visit the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, http://csrt.com/en/professional/position_statements.asp


The MARRT Board of Directors congratulates the U of M Class of 2014!

2014 U of M Grad Class Convocation was held on October 23, 2014 following the Awards and Pin Ceremony of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Twelve graduates had the degree of Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Respiratory Therapy (BMR-RT) bestowed upon them. We wish you all the best in your careers!


Congratulations Ms. Kelley Fingas!

Kelley Fingas The MARRT Board of Directors would also like to congratulate Ms. Kelley Fingas, recipient of the MARRT Professional Award. This award is presented to a graduating student of the Respiratory Therapy program who has exhibited professionalism throughout their time in the program. We congratulate Kelley on this outstanding achievement!