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Dr. Lana Potts - Challenges Alberta’s Indigenous communities are facing

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.

Dr. Lana Potts

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.

Kerry Adams, AHS Speech Pathologist

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.

Darren Sandbeck, AHS EMS Chief Paramedic

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. Debrah Wirtzfeld

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. Francois Belanger

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.

Dr. Jason Cabaj

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.

Sean Chilton

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.

Deb Gordon

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. Richard Lewanczuk

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. Braden Manns

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. Peter Jamieson

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.

Dr. Carolyn O’Hara

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.

Angela Jacobs

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. Brenden van der Westhuizen

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.

Dr. Linda Slocombe

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.

Rena Sorensen

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.

Dr. Sid Viner

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.

Karrie Whalen

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. Dean Ruether

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.

Dr. Graham Tipples

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.

Sheila McGuire

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. Colin Birch

Dr. Mark Joffe - Staff Health & Safety

March 23, 2020

In this episode, 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

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.

Darren Sandbeck

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

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 Mitchell

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.

Dr. Nicholas Etches