Manitoba Institute For Patient Safety
The Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists recently became a member of the Manitoba Institute For patient Safety (MIPS), an organization committed to providing education opportunities on patient safety for healthcare providers. For a link to the MIPS website and information on upcoming patient safety workshops, please visit the Education Opportunities page under the Education tab above.
Continuing Professional Development is a requirement of licensure for all Registered Respiratory Therapists practicing in Manitoba. The MARRT will be adding education opportunities that will be of interest to our members as they become available. Check this website frequently for updates.
Marrt Has Moved!
Our new address is 1 Wesley Avenue, Unit 301, Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6. Phone number remains the same and is a message line only.
MARRT 2015 Education Forum
The MARRT 2015 Education Forum was a huge success. Thanks to all who were able to attend. While all presentations were informative, the MARRT Board would like to give members the opportunity to access the presentation titled, "Professional Complaints, What you need to know" by Ms. V. Rachlis, Partner, Thompson Dorfman, Sweatman LLP. To view the presentation, 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
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)
MARRT Mission Statement
The Manitoba Associaiton of Registered Respiratory Therapists regulates the practice and continuing competency of respiratory thereapists to ensure the safe delivery of care
MARRT Vision Statement
Exemplary delivery of respiratory care in Manitoba
MARRT is authorized by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115. The role of MARRT is to self-regulate the practice of Respiratory Therapy and govern the members of MARRT to protect the public.
MARRT's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of licensed and registered respiratory therapists. This includes setting standards of practice, developing members' continuing education competency requirements and addressing complaints involving MARRT members.
The business of MARRT is conducted in accordance with the law and member approved bylaws. The MARRT bylaws can be viewed under the "Our Professiosn" tab. The Board of Directors consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists, as elected by MARRT members, and two public members, as appointed by the Government of Manitoba.
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.
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.