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Public Education

What is Home Respiratory Care?

Our association members are pleased to provide Home Respiratory Care to Atlantic Canadians. Our services are offered in the individual’s home or in one of our members’ local clinic settings. Appointments are typically booked in advance, while others may be provided on a drop-in arrangement. The Registered Respiratory Therapists(RRTs) our members employ are

“highly skilled health care professionals. They care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function. Respiratory therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technology. They are educated to treat all age groups, from newborns to the elderly.”

From the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapist

Our RRTs help individuals manage their chronic respiratory diseases through therapy and education. We also help diagnoses and treat individuals with sleep disordered breathing through in-home studies, CPAP and Bi-level therapy.

 

Services our members provide.

Our services include:

 

Home oxygen program info/links

Nova Scotia Home Oxygen Program

PEI Home Oxygen Program

New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program

 

Treatment standards or plans of care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Canadian Sleep Society
https://css-scs.ca/resources/brochures/sleep-apnea

BREATHE - the lung association
https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/sleep-apnea

America Academy of Sleep Medicine
http://www.sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/sleep-apnea

Philips infosite
https://www.sleepapnea.com/

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Treating mild OSA

 

Industry/regional news

Alberta's unregulated sleep apnea clinics face new standards

'We're seeing terrible problems and poor treatment that should never occur'

Jennifer Lee · Reporter ·

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