Critical Care Clinic

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Chronic Ventilation Program offers services to individuals with chronic neuro-respiratory failure requiring prolonged and / or home mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) ICU Survivorship Clinic offers support and services to ICU survivors addressing the signs, symptoms and complications of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).

Chronic Ventilation Program aims to promote quality of life and best practice for patients requiring invasive and non-invasive ventilation through direct and indirect care, program expansion, research and quality improvement initiatives.

Individuals are supported in their "medical home". This includes hospital, long term care or community facilities. Virtual support can be provided to those in rural settings.

Weaning Outreach Team: The team assists in liberating patients from mechanical ventilation in acute care setting and assisting with disposition and initiation of home mechanical ventilation when indicated. Patients are transferred to the Misericordia ICU if deemed appropriate and bed capacity permits.

ICU Survivorship Clinic aims to evaluate the primary needs of ICU survivors, their severity of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, determine healthcare needs and streamline and referrals and follow ups to appropriate community and outpatient resources. The clinic serves a clinical and research role within the critical care community, addressing complications and long-term outcomes of ICU survivors.

Key Provider: chronic ventilation specialists
Yes, Chronic Ventilation Program: Adults and adolescent patients with a neuromuscular disorder, myopathy or spinal cord injury who have or are at risk of respiratory failure requiring invasive or non-invasive ventilation. Adult patients in an acute care setting who require prolonged mechanical ventilation (>7days on invasive ventilation) and /or weaning from ventilation is expected or is difficult. The ICU Survivorship Clinic: greater than 48hr ICU stay with mechanical ventilation, sepsis, ARDS and Covid-19 pneumonia, ICU associated weakness, Post ICU syndrome or traumatic stress disorder, prolonged delirium and neurological symptoms.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. To access service:
  • By appointment
  • Professional referral required
  • Telephone information line
  • Telehealth

Referral Process: Yes,

Phoning the Chronic Ventilation Specialist on call at 780-735-2000

Calling the Critical Care Clinic at 780-735-2858

Via Connect Care

Waiting Period: N/A,
Interpreter/Translation services - Any language can be provided, but requires advance notice (provided via Language Line).
Fee: N/A
Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Documents Required

Phoning the Chronic Ventilation Specialist on call at 780-735-2000

Calling the Critical Care Clinic at 780-735-2858

Via Connect Care

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, elevators and public transit is available.
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 18, 2023
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5R 4H5

This Covenant Health facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.

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Hours of Operation
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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