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Hospitalized Ventilated Patients Transition from Hospital to Breathing Easier at Home

September 14, 2010

Toronto, ON – The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) is holding a one-day conference on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre in Mississauga, presenting the results of their MOHLTC/HealthForceOntario-funded project to assist long-term ventilated patients transition from hospital to home.

- Stacy Sweeney, mom to Kayne, who is now 2 years old and has been ventilated since his premature birth at 28 weeks, will share her family’s story/ experience of being able to bring Kayne home from the hospital.

- Biljana, wife of Ivan Dulanovic, will also discuss the value of this project in allowing Ivan to transition to his home.

- Christine Robinson, Registrar and CEO of the CRTO says “this project gave a greater degree of independence to the participants changing their image from “patients” to “brothers & sisters”, “sons & daughters”, and “mothers & fathers”.

EVENT: Optimizing Respiratory Therapy Services: A Continuum of Care from Hospital to Home

DATE: Thursday, September 16, 2010

AND TIMES: Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre in Mississauga, 6750 Mississauga Rd. 0900 – 1600 (1300 -1415 - Patient/Client/Caregiver presentations)

INTERVIEWS: We invite the media to come and meet the patients and caregivers who benefited from this HealthForceOntario funded project. Christine Robinson, CRTO Registrar & CEO; Ms. Stacy Sweeney (& Kayne); Mrs. Biljana Dulanovic and her husband Ivan; and Miriam Turnbull, ProResp General Manager will be available for interviews from the media.

The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) regulates the profession of respiratory therapy in Ontario and is dedicated to supporting Respiratory Therapists in their delivery of high quality, safe and ethical care to the public of Ontario.


For more information contact:
Mary Bayliss
CRTO Deputy Registrar
College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
Phone: 416-591-7800 x. 24
Cell: 647-400-9248

Janice Carson-Golden
CRTO Communications Co-ordinator
College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
Phone: 416-591-7800 x.27
Cell: 647-228-8577

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