We Are IH: Kelowna respiratory educator helps kids breathe easier

October 20, 2022
Renee Faubert enjoying the Armstrong Tulip Festival.

Name: Renee Faubert (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Clinical Respiratory Educator (Registered Respiratory Therapist, or RRT)
Years of Service: 5.5
Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital
Community: Kelowna
Ancestral TerritorySyilx Okanagan
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Renee Faubert’s goal as Kelowna General Hospital’s (KGH’s) respiratory therapy (RT) educator is to ensure Interior Health delivers the best respiratory care to all patients, but especially pediatric patients. Registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) are certified medical professionals who treat problems with a patient's lungs or breathing. RRTs work closely with doctors to diagnose and monitor a patient's condition.

Renee keeps her colleagues up to date with the latest medical evidence, shows them how to use the latest respiratory equipment and serves as a resource in complex cases.

“I’m involved with respiratory therapy education related to ventilation in the ICU, tracheostomy education on wards, and I’m available to all KGH staff who have respiratory-related questions,” says Renee.

Most of her career has been spent in pediatrics and neonates (newborns). She has been involved with many pediatric regional policies, educational opportunities and presentations. Renee is a Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support instructor, and takes pride in sharing her respiratory knowledge of pediatrics to other specialties.

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