CAMRT’s CPD strives to support the Calls for Action, promote a diverse and safe imaging workforce and encourage an inclusive work environment by developing education while recognizing those who commit to a culture of respect, openness, and continuous learning.
Enhance Cultural Safety through Education:
- Become more effective as an MRT
- Learn from your peers and specialists
- Enhance your practice and communication skills
- Earn credits or work towards a micro certificate!
The goals of the Cultural Safety: Diversity & Inclusion Certificate program are to promote and support culturally safe and compassionate care.
The six modules include:
- LGBTQ2S+ Background and History
- LGBTQ2S+ Experiences in Healthcare
- Creating LGBTQ2S+ Affirming Healthcare Environments
- Allyship for LGBTQ2S+ People
- Creating an Inclusive MRT Environment for People with Disabilities
- Enhancing Communications through Cultural Humility
Candidates who successfully complete all six modules will receive the Cultural Safety: Diversity and Inclusion Micro Certificate Digital Badge.
The goals of the LGBTQ2S+ program are to promote safe, affirming, equitable and inclusive care and work environments to members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
The four modules include:
- LGBTQ2S+ Background and History
- LGBTQ2S+ Experiences in Health Care
- Creating Affirming LGBTQ2S+ Healthcare Environments
- LGBTQ2S+ Allyship
Candidates will earn a Special Recognition digital badge after successful completion of all four modules.
This quick self study aims to support MRTs create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities. This is done through exploration of the medical and social models of disability, a description of various disability types commonly encountered in the MRT environment, a careful look at accessibility in the MRT environment though patient stories, and a discussion of proper etiquette for communicating and interacting with people with disabilities.
This course will provide an overview of the multi-modal interventions for pediatric procedural pain management, pain assessment tools available and practical examples of how to incorporate a pain management program for pediatric patients in a diagnostic imaging setting.
Fragility fractures are a major health care burden, particularly in the setting of an aging population, causing substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Reducing fragility fractures is dependent on determining an individual’s fracture risk. Bone Mineral Density (BMD) assessment is a key component in fracture risk models, but current models also incorporate clinical risk factors, including prior fragility fractures. In this virtual lecture, the presenter describes the clinical burden of fragility fractures, addresses which fractures are considered fragility fractures and presents models used to determine future fracture risk, including the importance of BMD and the role of the BMD technologist.
This webinar seeks to: determine how Indigenization and Reconciliation have changed Allied Health (non-physician and non-nursing) professional practices; identify how the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action have been incorporated into national professional competency profiles; determine if these responses have directly resulted in positive changes for the indigenous peoples and populations (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) as intended, and/or; identify which of these (Allied Health Professional’s) responses have directly impacted any particular, measurable health outcomes for indigenous peoples; determine if these practice changes have any unintended benefits or consequences to the health and welfare of all patients and clients, regardless of indigenous ancestry.
This self-study module was developed to enhance awareness and curiosity about a mosaic of cultures, while developing an appreciation for the implications culture has on health care provision. Common sources of misunderstanding will be identified and practical strategies to improve care for culturally diverse patients will be presented. The characteristics/beliefs of some cultures in this document are generalizations. It is important to always remember every patient is an individual, care must be taken to not stereotype. Throughout this module, case studies/stories will be used to illustrate cultural diversity and to invoke reader reflection on cultural differences. Gaining cultural sensitivity, awareness and humility is a lifelong, rewarding journey, especially as healthcare providers.
- A Residential School Survivor and Cancer Survivor: An Indigenous Woman’s Story and her Endeavor to Create Culturally Safe Care in Medicine
This conference speaker from 2023, Kokum Hazel McKennit, is a residential school survivor, cancer survivor, educator and an Indigenous woman’s health advocate. During this session Hazel will share her own lived experiences and through story telling will provide insight into systemic barriers faced by Indigenous peoples and considerations for providing more culturally safe care.
- Understanding Understanding Indigenous Cancer Survivors’ experience with Radiation Therapy to Enhance Cultural Safety and Competency
This conference discussion, “Understanding Indigenous Cancer Survivors’ experience with Radiation Therapy to Enhance Cultural Safety and Competency of the Students and Faculty of the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (BScRT) Program at the University of Alberta, Canada” (2023), seeks to understand Indigenous radiation therapy survivors experiences using an Indigenous research methodology, and to share the speaker’s experience as clinical radiation therapists, educators, radiation therapy students and researchers learning and engaging with Indigenous cancer survivors and their families.
This conference offering from 2022 seeks to Learning Objectives share Indigenous perspectives on issues and challenges in healthcare around Truth and Reconciliation, and how they can be overcome. It also highlights ways for Professionals to both increase their understanding and become active participants in driving forward Truth and Reconciliation on four levels: 1. Individually, 2. In the household, 3. In the Community/Workplace, 4. in the Nation.
This 2023 conference presentation shares that trauma is nearly universal. The patient’s biological stress response to trauma demonstrates significant correlations with adverse mental and physical health outcomes. Ongoing developments in the scientific understanding of the human stress response have produced a body of research-validated skills for promoting resilient responses to traumatic stress. Radiographic imaging is a front-line response to acute trauma. Imaging technologists can improve patient care and their own sense of well-being by adopting resiliency-based communication methods.
This 2023 conference presentation from The Summit (CAMRT-BC) shares the “NEAR Science of Trauma” (Neurology, Epigenetics, Aces, and Resilience) and how this impacts our workplaces for both service users and staff members; defines Trauma Informed Practice and explore its key principles and explores the value of Trauma Informed Practice for our workforce and patients.
The energy required to meet the demands of patient care is exhaustive. Combined with the constant barrage of vicarious and secondary traumas is the reality of those on the front lines. In the constant challenge and changing world of health care, the ability for practitioners on the front lines to develop self-compassion, self-care, and self-regulation skills, is as critical to patient care as the medical knowledge and technology used to improve and save lives each day. Are you fracking your system or are you flourishing?
In this interactive presentation we explore: the impacts of stress and negativity bias on the mind & body through somatic experience; the whole patient and the whole practitioner with human centered design activities; how to build capacity for social and emotional learning through compassionate inquiry; strategies for self-reflection and regulation through positive psychology and somatic approaches; how to use the four F’s of emotional composting to release stress and find new energy reserves; release limiting beliefs and old narratives to reframe new storylines for improved regulation and energy management.
- NEW Quick Self Studyon fighting anti-fat bias as an MRT is coming in 2024!
- NEW Quick Self Study on pediatric imaging coming in 2024!
- NEW Quick Self Study on engaging the Seven Grandfather Teachings in your MRT practice is coming in 2024, called “Engaging Indigenous Teachings to Help Communication Thrive”!
- All are part of a NEW Professional Practice Micro Certificate coming in 2024.