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College Conversations Podcast

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Episode 36: Releasing Patient Records – Understanding the Rules, Avoiding Trouble

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Episode 16: Registration Renewal – Happy New Year!
4 September 2020
September. The start of fall is a time of fresh starts for many. Some would even argue that with return to school and resumption of fall activities it’s the real start to each year. It’s also the month when regulated members of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta submit their annual renewal documents. In this episode Jody and Leanne walk listeners through the renewal requirements, address some common questions, and discuss the importance of keeping your member profile up to date.
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Episode 15: Leaving a Practice: The Bitter End?
15 August 2020
Bitter divorces are not inevitable when physiotherapists decide to change employers. However, from time to time that is how things can play out. The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta typically only hears about the situations that are really problematic with both the clinician and the employer calling the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta to cast the other party as the ‘bad guy’ - not the transitions that go smoothly.
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Episode 14: Legislative Responsibilities, Occupational Health and Safety, and Site Inspections – OH MY!
15 July 2020
In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss one of the Standards of Practice that typically gets little attention, the Legislative Responsibilities Standard. The second half of the episode provides a more detailed discussion of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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Episode 13: Making Lasting Changes in the Wake of COVID-19
15 June 2020
In this episode, we talk about infection prevention and control and some of the lasting effects that COVID-19 may have on physiotherapy practice. Fundamentally, the pandemic has changed clinical practice. Some of the changes seen will remain, even as the first wave of the pandemic wanes and will affect how we address the predicted second wave of COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases, such as annual influenza outbreaks.
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Episode 12: Regulatory Roundup
15 May 2020
In this episode, Jody Prohar, Registrar and Executive Director of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta is in the hotseat, answering common physiotherapist questions and discussing overlooked legislative responsibilities.
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Episode 11: Delivering Physiotherapy Services via Telerehabilitation Technologies
20 April 2020
The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta has been promoting telerehabilitation since 2017; however, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, its use in physiotherapy practice has increased dramatically. While many people envision videoconferencing when they consider this format of service delivery, telerehabilitation or digital practice includes the remote delivery of physiotherapy using all forms of electronic communication technology. This can include text or email, video- or teleconferencing, and even robotics and virtual reality.
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Episode 10: “Restricted Activities – What you should know.”
15 March 2020
Most Alberta physiotherapists are familiar with restricted activities, but they may not be aware of the differences between advanced restricted activities and basic restricted activities, the requirements they must meet in order to be able to perform them, and the nuances of legislation that govern these activities. In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss all things related to restricted activities.
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Episode 9: “What’s in a Name?”
18 February 2020
In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss the dizzying array of credentials physiotherapists place behind their names and what the standards require when it comes to use of title in practice.
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Episode 8: Don Cherry and Beyond: When Your Comments Come Back to Haunt You
15 January 2020
Moyra McAllister, the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s Complaints Director, joins the podcast to talk about communication concerns and on-duty or off-duty conduct that can lead to patient complaints.
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Episode 7: Navigating the Privacy Landscape of Physiotherapy Practice
15 December 2019
Jody Prohar, Registrar and Executive Director of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta and Leanne Loranger, Manager of Policy and Practice discuss the dizzying landscape of privacy legislation for physiotherapists in Alberta.

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