I want to be on a team with clinicians who have undergone RESPTREC training and are CRE-certified. They are fully informed of the latest evidence, they possess the critical thinking to appropriately interpret that evidence, and they have the tools and experience to put that latest information to work for their patients.
Completing RESPTREC training demonstrates dedication to providing optimal patient care, and a commitment to being the very best.Dr. Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Respirologist
Former President of the CTS and Past President of the American College of Chest Physicians
The RESPTREC courses are by far the most well thought out and organized course I have ever participated in.The format allowed learning to happen in a variety of ways. With a pre-assignment, I felt prepared and guided into the material. The workshop format gave an opportunity to learn from other individuals through discussion, examples and practice. The variety of healthcare professionals taking the course greatly enhanced the learning process with their many perspectives. The instructors are not only knowledgeable and engaging, but very passionate about their subject. After completing the workshop, the post-assignment aided in solidifying the theories and concepts that were taught. I felt very prepared for the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care exam for certification.
As I began practicing in my rural setting, a clear need to provide timely spirometry was apparent. By taking the RESPTREC Spirometry course, I was able to provide testing quickly and accurately. As a pharmacist, I was able to integrate all this training into my practice and become involved in chronic disease management on a whole new level. I believe this training has led me to provide better care to my patients. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in respiratory health.Beth Kessler, BSP, CRE
Recipient of the Magnum Opus award (2014)
Completing the three RESPTREC courses, I have to say, was some of the best learning opportunities I have experienced. The information and resources were very practical and applicable to my role as COPD nurse clinician. Education on not only evidence based disease specific management, but principles of education, and how best to assess clients and deliver that information to meet their needs is integral in providing quality care.
I found the format was very conducive to effective learning with assignments and quizzes to consolidate knowledge, and small group size facilitated interaction and enriched discussion from all members of the group. The educators/facilitators exuded enthusiasm and variety in delivery of education. I would definitely recommend RESPTREC to any health care professional working in the respiratory health field.Vicki Kennedy, RN, BN, MN, CRE
COPD Nurse Clinician, LiveWell COPD Program
I recently obtained my Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) designation from the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care. I completed my studies for the exam through the RESPTREC Respiratory Training and Educator Course offered by The Lung Association of Saskatchewan. I was impressed at how well the program prepared me for the national exam. I appreciated the expertise of the facilitators providing the programming as they provided clinical relevance to the material being presented all while making my learning experience enjoyable.Kim Vickers RN, BSN, CRE
Primary Care Nurse