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Dr. Nicholas Etches – COVID Fatigue
November 9, 2020
In this episode, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicholas Etches, talks about the importance of ongoing COVID precautions and testing as the number of positive cases continue to grow across the province.
Kira Ellis – Rehabilitation Advice Line
July 31, 2020
In this episode, AHS Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Advice Line supervisor, Kira Ellis, answers questions about the new call in service and talks about how it can support Albertans recovering from COVID-19.
Dr. Kristin Klein - Importance of Immunization
July 10, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Kristin Klein, AHS Medical Officer of Health with the Communicable Disease Team, talks about the importance of immunizations particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Mark Joffe - When & Why Albertans Should Wear a Mask
June 29, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Mark Joffe, Vice President & Medical Director of Cancer Care Alberta, Clinical Support Services & Provincial Clinical Excellence with AHS explains how masks protect people from the virus and answers common questions Albertans have about mask.
Nadine McRee & Todd Gilchrist - National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 19, 2020
In this episode, Todd Gilchrist, AHS Vice President, People, and Nadine McRee, Executive Director of the Indigenous Health Program, talk about National Indigenous Peoples Day, the unique contribution of Indigenous peoples and culture to our province and healthcare system, and how we are celebrating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Daniel Muruve - Kidney Dialysis
June 11, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Muruve, Medical Director for Alberta Kidney Care South, answers questions about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Albertans who need kidney dialysis.
Dr. Lana Potts - Alberta’s Indigenous Communities
May 29, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Lana Potts, Medical Director at Elbow River Healing Lodge, talks about the challenges Alberta’s Indigenous communities are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kerry Adams - Speech, Language & Hearing
May 27, 2020
In this episode, AHS speech pathologist Kerry Adams answers question about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Albertans living with speech, language and hearing needs and what they can do to stay safe and healthy.
Darren Sandbeck - National Paramedic Services Week
May 25, 2020
In this episode, Darren Sandbeck, AHS EMS Chief Paramedic, talks about the significance of recognizing National Paramedic Services Week during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld - Physician Wellness
May 21, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Physician Health, Diversity and Wellness talks about the importance of physician wellness as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Dr. Francois Belanger - Physician's Role
May 19, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Francois Belanger talks about the unique contributions made by physicians during these uncertain times.
Dr. Jason Cabaj - Public Health
May 15, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Jason Cabaj, AHS Medical Officer of Health, talks about what public health is and its important role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sean Chilton - Evolution of Nursing
May 14, 2020
In this episode, Sean Chilton, Vice President Health Professions & Practice and Information Technology, talks about the role nurses are playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the profession has grown into what we see today.
Deb Gordon - Nurses' Role Supporting COVID-19
May 12, 2020
In this episode, Deb Gordon, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Clinical Operations, talks about the evolution of nursing leading up to the role they now play supporting Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Richard Lewanczuk - Importance of Kindness
May 8, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Senior Medical Director for AHS Health System Integration, talks about the importance of kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Braden Manns - Scientific Advisory Group
May 6, 2020
In this episode, In this episode, Dr. Braden Manns, Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group, talks about the important work being done by SAG to support Albertans and AHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Peter Jamieson - Emergency Coordination Centre
May 5, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Peter Jamieson talks about how the ECC continues to support Albertans and staff during COVID-19.
Dr. Carolyn O’Hara - Alberta Precision Laboratories
May 2, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Carolyn O’Hara, Interim Chief Medical Laboratory Officer at Alberta Precision Laboratories talks about how APL continues to play a key role is supporting Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Angela Jacobs - Contact Tracing
May 1, 2020
In this episode, Angela Jacobs, Associate Manager for AHS Notifiable Diseases, talks about what contact tracing is and why it’s so important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Brenden van der Westhuizen - High Risk Activites
April 30, 2020
In this episode, AHS trauma physician Dr. Brenden van der Westhuizen speaks with us about how important it is to think safety when playing outdoors this summer, for your health and for the health of all Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Linda Slocombe - Primary Health Care
April 22, 2020
In this episode, Alberta’s family physicians continue to play an important role in supporting Albertans experiencing any non-urgent medical concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rena Sorensen - Chronic Respiratory Illness
April 20, 2020
In this episode, The threat of COVID-19 can create anxiety for Albertans living with chronic respiratory illness. AHS respiratory therapist Rena Sorensen shares some important information and advice to help better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on these patients.
Dr. Sid Viner - Emergency Departments
April 19, 2020
In this episode, AHS Calgary Zone Medical Director, Dr. Sid Viner talks about the important role Alberta emergency departments continue to play in supporting Albertans experiencing any emergency healthcare issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Karrie Whalen - Respiratory Therapy
April 15, 2020
In this episode, Karrie Whalen, respiratory therapy clinical educator, answers questions about the role respiratory therapists are playing in supporting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Dean Ruether - Cancer Care
April 10, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Dean Ruether, AHS Medical Director for Community Oncology answer question about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Albertans living with cancer, including those going through treatment.
Dr. Graham Tipples - How Alberta Labs are Supporting the Province’s Response to COVID-19
April 5, 2020
In this episode, 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.
Sheila McGuire - Supporting the Elderly & People Living with Dementia
March 25, 2020
In this episode, Sheila McGuire, Registered Nurse with Dementia Advice through Health Link, answers questions about how to support elderly family members and people suffering with dementia.
Dr. Colin Birch - Labour & Delivery
March 24, 2020
In this episode, 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. Mark Joffe - Staff Health & Safety
March 23, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Mark Joffe, Vice President & Medical Director of Cancer Care 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.
Darren Sandbeck - EMS
March 20, 2020
In this episode, 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.
Dr. Nicholas Mitchell - 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."
Dr. Nicholas Mitchell - Mental Health
March 16, 2020
In this episode, 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.
Dr. Nicholas Etches - Common Questions
March 13, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Nicholas Etches, Medical Officer of Health, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 virus situation.