Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - Respiratory Therapy - Community


Description
Provides respiratory therapy clinical and point of care diagnostic services to ambulatory clients, homebound clients and those that reside in Designated Assisted Living accommodations.

Respiratory Therapists who are trained as respiratory educator specialists provide chronic disease management services to clients with respiratory disease so that they can better manage their own care. This may include disease specific education, training regarding inhaler medication use, trigger management and avoidance, preparation of action plans and diagnostic point of care testing.

Other services provided include Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs and initial assessment and re-assessment for home oxygen therapy funding through the Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program.

Community respiratory therapy ambulatory clinic services are provided through clinics at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, Strathcona Community Hospital, Leduc Community Hospital and Designated Assisted Living sites throughout the Edmonton area. Setting: Chronic Disease Management Clinic, Health Centre, Community, Rehab Centre/Unit, Designated Assisted Living sites. Program: Group or individual assessments and treatments, consult, discharge, follow up, education, training.

Key Provider: respiratory therapists (RTs)
Eligibility
Yes, Available to all ages who have a chronic respiratory disease.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Asthma and COPD education can be requested on a self-referral basis.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: N/A,
Telephone
780-735-3489 (Central Access line)
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 22, 2020
Address
7910 112 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5B 0C2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM