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November 13th 2012:Machine-Assisted Breathing at Home--What Family Caregivers Should Know

Jennifer Harrison is Professional Practice Advisor for the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario, www.crto.on.ca. Lisa Taylor is Associate Registrar for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, www.cdho.org. They describe their personal backgrounds, professional careers, and experience with family caregiving. They explain the work of respiratory therapists and dental hygienists. Jennifer discusses health conditions for which respiratory therapy is commonly used at home. Lisa explains why mouth health is important for machine-assisted breathing at home. They discuss the challenges to

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Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison is the Professional Practice Advisor at the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario and has been a registered respiratory therapist for over 18 years. She has practiced direct patient care in various acute-care hospital settings, urban and suburban. A highlight of her career was working in a small community hospital just east of Toronto, where she was the only respiratory therapist on shift. Working there, her knowledge and experience were put to the test every day. She developed a strong sense of connection to her patients and the surrounding community. In addition to her respiratory therapist diploma, she holds an honors degree in Human Biology and a degree in Adult
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Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor is the Associate Registrar for College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. The College regulates the practice of dental hygiene in Ontario and is committed to ensuring that the public benefits from the highest standards of excellence in practice by the 12 thousand dental hygienists it regulates. She holds a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College, a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Business) from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Education (Adult) from Brock University and a Master of Education (Health Professional Education) at the University of Toronto. She practiced clinically as a dental hygienist for 20 years before joining the College in 2005 as Practice Advisor. She is
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