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Programs & Services

Chronic Ventilation Program

Offers services to individuals with chronic respiratory failure requiring a variety mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive).

The program aims to promote the 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.

Service provides:

  • Individuals supported in their “medical home”. This includes hospital, long term care or community facilities. Telehealth can be provided to those in rural settings.
  • Weaning Outreach Team. The team assists in liberating patients from mechanical ventilation in acute care setting.
  • Skype meetings occur monthly so patients can discuss their challenges, with the aim to help transitions in care. They include representatives from community living, assisted living and long-term care, transition coordinators and chronic ventilation specialists.

Contact Details

Misericordia Community Hospital

Location Info
Critical Care Clinic - 2E-42
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 4H5
Getting There

Public Parking available Main Hospital Visitor Parking.

Accessible parking availble on south side of Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre.

Public transportation is available on 87 Ave.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
chronic ventilation specialists

Service targets patients:

  • with chronic respiratory failure that require ventilator support or require optimization of their ventilator settings
  • with a neuromuscular disease. This includes, but not limited too:
    • myotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • muscular and myotonic disorders
    • spina bifida and cerebral palsy
    • spinal cord injury
  • with sleep disordered breathing in acute care and complex pediatrics
  • 18 years or older
Referral Needed

Referral by phoning the Chronic Ventilation Specialist on call at 780-735-2000 or by calling the Critical Care Clinic at 780-735-2858.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

To access service:

  • By appointment
  • Professional referral required
  • Telephone information line
  • Telehealth

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services