Today our PFT clinic survived a clinical audit. I have been anticipating this day from the moment I got hired, which was around one year and three months ago. I was hired to replace the Lead RRT/Chief Technologist. To excel in this new role, I spent a lot of time studying and learning about ATS and IHF (independent health facility) recommendations/guidelines. As some of you may know, a lot of effort is required to implement and continue standards of practice in a clinic. Over my employment in this clinic, I have worked with various RRTs and Respiratory Technicians. The success of today’s audit is purely due to a great team effort. I work within a team who cares about their work and that includes: the clinic, the patients, the drive to learn and to grow, and the growth of the team. Even during the audit Viral Patel, Grace Fontanilla and myself were taking notes and were listening to constructive criticism provided by Mr. Bernie Ho and Dr. Raymond Gottschalk. Thank you Viral and Grace for making my first audit as a chief technologist/Lead RRT, an easy and successful one!
-Farzad ‘Raffi’ Refahi RRT CRE HBSc