The Canadian Association of
The Canadian Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists membership is composed of technologists employed in the Heart Catheterization Laboratories and/or Pulmonary Function Laboratories. The Registered Technologist works closely with the physician in order to provide information relevant to the patient’s diagnosis, prognosis, and surgical risk. The Registered Technologist requires specialized skills in order to perform the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used for the investigation and treatment of pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders. He/she must have extensive knowledge of instrumentation and techniques, and furthermore, must be able to elicit active cooperation from the individual patient during these procedures.
The CACPT is committed to maintaining the highest standards possible for all Registered Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists. The CACPT Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and Annual National Registry Examinations are designed to establish and maintain these high professional standards
PFT Symposium 2018
The 4th Annual PFT Symposium
September 21st and 22nd 2018.
This years’ conference was held at The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary Alberta. We enjoyed another successful symposium! Details will be available on the website soon. Any questions or suggestions for the program can be directed to our President via the Contact Us button below.
2018 PFT Symposium Presentations
Children Should Not Be Treated Like Little Adults – Laura Seed, M.Sc., RCPT(P)
The Physiologic Basis of DLCO Testing – Brian Graham – Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine University of Saskatchewan
Vocal Cord Dysfunction The Great Masquerader – Dr. Mary Noseworthy MD FRCPC – Pediatric Respirologist Alberta Health Service
PFT Interpretation and Reference Values – Dr. Eric Wong
Updated PF Lab Standards – Revised Alberta Pulmonary Function Accreditation Standards – Patrick Litwin, RRT, M. Sc., FCSRT
Using Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing to Understand Exertional Dyspnea – Dr. Mike Stickland
Workshop Mapping Your QC Program – Susan Blonshine RRT, RPFT, FAARC, AE-C
Spirometry Workshop – David Pawluski, B.SC, RCPT (p) University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton