Ep 8: Steven Reynolds on Treating Patients in a Time of Pandemic

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Our guest for this episode is Steven Reynolds, a Critical Care Physician at the Royal Columbian Hospital. Reynolds is also a faculty member at the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, and a Clinical Professor at UBC’s Critical Care Medicine Program.

In this episode, Kalina Christoff and Steven Reynolds discuss the challenges and uncertainties of treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds shares how his team is working towards weaning seriously ill patients off mechanical ventilators and what this means for the future of medicine. 

This episode was produced remotely, with Reynolds recording from the hospital and Christoff recording from her home.

Stay tuned for our next episode, featuring a conversation with Candis Callison and Mary Lynn Young on journalism’s limits and possibilities.

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Links to content mentioned in this episode:

Weisgarber, M (2020). New Westminster hospital to study ventilator use among COVID-19 patients. CTV News.

Bailey, Ian (2020). Dispatches from B.C.ʼs front lines: Seven weeks of COVID-19, as seen by six health professionals. The Globe and Mail.

Britten, Liam (2020). Royal Columbian Hospital to study best use of ventilators on COVID-19 patients CBC.


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