General Systems Intensive Care Unit | Unit Type: ICU | No. of Beds: 28
We are a closed unit 28 bed ICU located in the Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center (WMC) (also known as the University of Alberta Hospital) on the third floor. The hospital is located on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. We are a referral hospital for Northern Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, as well as the Northwest Territories. We care for a diverse mix including general medical and surgical patients. We are a regional trauma centre. We also support the liver transplant service including care of the patient with liver failure and post liver transplant. A broad range of paramedical disciplines are involved to support all aspects of the patients and family’s care.
Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Centre | Unit Type: Comprehensive Burn Unit | No. of Beds: 4
We are a 8 bed comprehensive burn unit where a total of 4 are designated ICU beds. We are a shared management critical care unit specializing in the care of the burned and severe skin and soft tissue infection. In addition to patients with burns and severe soft tissue infections, the unit also cares for patients with complex head and neck surgery. We are located in the WMC on the third floor next to the General Systems Intensive Care Unit.
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit | Unit Type: Neuroscience ICU | No. of Beds: 10
Our 10 bed shared management unit cares for patients with complicated neurological and neurosurgical disorders including traumatic brain injury, cerebral aneurysms/subarachnoid hemorrhage, spinal cord injury, cerebral tumors, strokes, and neurological infections.
Located on the fourth floor of the University of Alberta Hospital, our neurosciences intensive care unit is one of only two dedicated neurosciences intensive care units in Canada. The collaborative nature of our neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, nurses, cerebral doppler technologist and respiratory therapists provide specialized care to those suffering from severe neurological and neurosurgical disorders.
Our neurosciences unit provides training in caring for patients suffering from severe neurological and neurosurgical disorders to residents from the programs of critical care, neurology and nurosurgery as well as students in nursing and respiratory therapy.
Along with our educational mandate, our neurosciences unit has participated in and continues to participate in investigator initiated, CIHR funded, and industry funded research including participation in the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Registry.
Given the nature of our work with catastrophic cerebral injury and brain death, the neurosciences intensive care unit is also integral in the compassionate care of these patients as well as managing neurologically injured patients who's family's wish it is to pursue organ and tissue donation.