Volume 55 (2019)

Implementing a peer-learning approach for the clinical education of respiratory therapy students

Stephanie Dorner, RRT, CHT, BA, Tara Fowler, RRT, CHT, MHS, Martha Montano, RRT, BSc, Ray Janisse, RRT, CHT, Mandy Lowe, BScOT, MSc, Paula Rowland, OT, PhD
Published online February 15, 2019

Assessing physical and respiratory distress in children with bronchiolitis admitted to a community hospital emergency department: A retrospective chart review

Mika L. Nonoyama, RRT, PhD, Vinay Kukreti, MD, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, RN, PhD, Rayona Raymond D’cruz, BSc
Published online February 15, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Actioning our understanding of respiratory compromise

Roger Correia, RRT, HBSc, MHS, Andrea Wnuk, RRT, BSc, MHA, Marco Zaccagnini, RRT, CCAA, BHSc, MSc(c), Andrew West, MAppSc, EdD, FCSRT
Published online February 15, 2019

Response to Letter to the Editor: Actioning our understanding of respiratory compromise

Justin Sorge, RRT FCSRT MPH, Editor-in-Chief
Published online February 15, 2019

Fluid management in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A narrative review

Jean I. Keddissi, MD, FCCP, Houssein A. Youness, MD, FCCP, Kellie R. Jones, MD, FCCP, Gary T. Kinasewitz, MD
Published online: November 13, 2018

Whole-lung lavage for severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis assisted by veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a case report

João P. Moreira, MD, Sofia Ferraz, MD, Cláudia Freitas, MD, António Morais, PhD, Roberto R. Albuquerque, PhD, Carlos Fiuza, MD
Published online: December 5, 2018
Elizabeth C. Parsons, MD, MSc, John C. Carter, MD, Joanna E. Wrede, MD, Lucas M. Donovan, MD, Brian N. Palen, MD
Published online: January 9, 2019

Justin Sorge, RRT, MPH

Editor in Chief

Message from the Editor in Chief

Welcome to our special issue on the topic of primary care in respiratory therapy! I encourage you to submit any comments or thoughts you may have on the content in this issue, both in agreement and in controversy. Contact editor@csrt.com to have your feedback published in our next edition. Please note that this is the last issue that will be available in print, we are moving to online only as of 2019.


The CJRT is a peer reviewed, open access journal, owned by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), published by Canadian Science Publishing, and indexed in PMC (PubMed Central). We strive to publish manuscripts that describe effective interventions that increase access to and quality of clinical respiratory health interventions, including the organization and delivery of care in hospitals, the community, and throughout the continuum of care by health care providers. Our goal is to generate evidence and discussion to support more effective and equitable access to respiratory therapy and care for patients in Canada and around the world. While many of our contributors are respiratory therapists, we welcome submissions from all related health professionals and researchers.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Emerging Practice

We invite respiratory therapists, as well as our interprofessional colleagues, to submit research exploring the role new and innovative cardiopulmonary practices play in expanding coverage, improving quality, and containing costs in healthcare. Submissions on the topic of emerging practice may:

  • Focus on unique, emerging, and expanding roles of respiratory care practitioners in health care environments.
  • Demonstrate interventions that are new, innovative, promising, and safe, yet have limited discussion in the literature.
  • Respond to changing and evolving healthcare needs, including responses to an ageing population, healthcare worker shortages, or advancing models of care such as precision medicine.

Submissions are due May 1st, 2019


The CJRT is always recruiting interested volunteers to participate in the peer review process. Contact the Managing Editor at editor@csrt.com to get started. You get to read the latest papers in your area of expertise and practice your critical review skills. After each completed review, the peer reviewer receives educational credit letters that can be applied to your provincial CPD program. New to research? We are happy to start you off slowly and pair you with experienced reviewers for your first review.