The SCRT is the body responsible for regulating the profession of respiratory therapy in the province of Saskatchewan under the authority of The Respiratory Therapists Act. The SCRT is not an educational institution.
Let's Celebrate Respiratory Therapy Week (October 23 - 29)
Respiratory Therapy (RT) week is about celebrating the profession. There are over 200 SCRT members who are highly skilled professionals deserving of recognition for providing essential services and excellent patient care. Below you will find a picture of SCRT President, Sheldon Fizzard, RRT, and Shanna Ritchie, RRT, who have a table set up at the Pasqua Hospital to educate non RTs of the vital role that the Respiratory Therapy Profession plays in the healthcare system.
New National Competency Framework
The National Competency Framework (NCF) serves as the pan-Canadian reference on respiratory therapy competencies for practitioners, educators, employers, regulators, exam and accreditation agencies, and other stakeholders. The NCF summarizes the competencies relevant to RTs for entry to practice (Part I) and throughout their career (Part II). It identifies four career stages and supports career planning, development and progression. The National Competency Framework Part I and Part II was approved by SCRT Council September, 2016.
Degree Entry to Practice
The Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists (SCRT) believes a Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy as Entry to Practice is required to ensure the Respiratory Therapy profession provides optimal patient care. In the coming years, the SCRT will work with the provincial ministries of Health and Advanced Education, along with other provincial and national stakeholders, in achieving this objective. SCRT Council approved a Degree in Respiratory Therapy as Entry to Practice Position Statement on October 5, 2016. Click here to view the Position Statement.
2016 AGM & Conference
The 2016 SCRT AGM & Education Conference was a Huge Success!
Thank you to all the delegates that came to the 2016 SCRT AGM & Education Conference. There were great speakers, delicious food, exceptional exhibitors and fantastic conversation between members. We have received nothing but positive feedback about both of these events.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2017 SCRT AGM & Education Conference on September 14-15 in Saskatoon at the Sheraton Cavalier. More details coming soon.
Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers!
A special thank you to all of our volunteers for making this year's AGM & Education Conference such a successful one. We appreciate all the time and great effort you put into both of these events.
Stay tuned for highlights of the 2016 AGM & Education Conference coming soon.
If an SCRT member has photos of Respiratory Week or any other Respiratory-related photos they would like to share with the SCRT, please send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!