Hand washing is required upon entry and exit of the CICU.
Anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or a communicable disease (like chickenpox) should not visit our unit.
The CICU is located in 5A7 in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz). From the east parkade, take the 2nd level pedway towards the Maz, turn right before the information desk and take the elevator to the 5th floor. Once off the elevator, turn right, and then take another right towards 5A7.
From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station, take the escalator upstairs and use the second level pedway to cross 114th street to enter the University of Alberta Hospital. Head straight past the café and look for the signage to the Maz on your right hand side.
If entering through the main entrance of the Maz on the main floor, turn right and walk towards the elevators. Take the elevator to the 5th floor.
A CICU multidisciplinary health care team will begin working with you and your loved one as soon as they arrive on our unit. You will be introduced to your loved one’s care providers and have an orientation to the unit and our general routines.
The multidisciplinary CICU team, including cardiologists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and other allied health professionals, works collaboratively to provide excellence and high quality patient and family centered care.
Having a family member in the CICU can be an overwhelming experience for patients and families. We welcome all of your questions and concerns and there are a variety of support resources available to meet you and your loved one’s needs. We encourage you to speak to member of your health care team or a social worker.