COVID-19 Podcasts

Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Professionals, Online Screening Tool & Visiting Patients.


Dr. Graham Tipples – How Alberta Labs are supporting the province’s response to COVID-19

April 5, 2020

Dr. Graham Tipples —  APL’s Medical-Scientific Director at Provincial Laboratory for Public Health — answers questions about when APL started to respond to COVID-19 and what APL’s response looks like now and what it might look like in the weeks ahead.

 

Graham Tipples

Sheila McGuire - Supporting the Elderly and People Living with Dementia

March 25, 2020

Sheila McGuire, Registered Nurse with Dementia Advice through Health Link, answers questions about how to support elderly family members and people suffering with dementia.

 

Sheila McGuire

Dr. Colin Birch - Labour and Delivery

March 24, 2020

Dr. Colin Birch, Department head of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Calgary Zone, answers questions about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on expectant mothers and families of newborns.

 

Dr. Colin Birch

Dr. Mark Joffe - Staff Health and Safety

March 23, 2020

Dr. Mark Joffe - Vice President & Medical Director of CancerControl Alberta, Clinical Support Services & Provincial Clinical Excellence with AHS — is interviewed about personal protective equipment, the special gear front-line healthcare providers wear to protect themselves from contracting viruses such as COVID-19. Dr. Joffe discusses AHS guidelines related to this equipment for healthcare staff, and whether members of the public should be wearing masks for their safety.

Dr. Mark Joffe

COVID-19 & EMS

March 20, 2020

EMS Chief Paramedic Darren Sandbeck shares details on the work EMS is doing across the province supporting Albertans and front line staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, including how staff are protecting themselves, how 911 calls are being handled and how EMS is currently managing events province-wide without any gaps or decreased levels of service.

COVID-19 & Dealing with Loss

March 16, 2020

"If you are grieving, reach out to a loved one," says Dr. Nicholas Mitchell. "Now more than ever we need to take care of each other."

COVID-19 & Mental Health

March 16, 2020

AHS Addiction and Mental Health Provincial Medical Director Dr. Nicholas Mitchell shares information and advice on taking care of ourselves by looking for new activities and creating new routines to reduce stress.

COVID-19 Common Questions

March 13, 2020

Dr. Nicholas Etches, Medical Officer of Health, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 virus situation.