Canadian Healthcare Hero: Salima Ismail
Healthcare Hero Salima Ismail is a Critical Care Nurse and Certified Nurse Educator in Edmonton, Alberta. During the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, Salima has helped to support and manage pandemic planning at the University of Alberta Hospital for the Adult Critical Care Unit. She has also been a lead on Connect Care implementation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In a voluntary capacity, Salima makes phone calls to Jamati members in order to check in and ensure their needs are met. Salima’s greatest lesson from the pandemic has been the importance of family and friends, and to not take your relationships for granted.