Alberta Health Services & Partner Hospitals

Partners in health

 

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is one of our biggest health research partners. Canada’s first and largest province-wide, integrated health system, AHS delivers health services to over four million people Albertans, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Our student's receive clinical education in AHS partner hospitals, facilities and community locations. Our research collaborations include:

  • Five teaching hospitals:
    1. University of Alberta Hospital,
    2. Stollery Children's Hospital,
    3. Glenrose Hospital,
    4. Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
    5. Cross Cancer Institute
  • Critical care room: simulates an ICU, NICU, hospital emergency, labour/delivery room, operating room or procedure room. The room can be equipped with high fidelity mannequins and/or standardized patients.
  • Bariatric/specialized care suite: simulations involving patients with chronic conditions and special needs including, bariatric care, neurological conditions, and reduced functional mobility. The suite The space can accommodate people with severe obesity and is used extensively for (bariatric) research, teaching and specialized training in this area. The suite contains the same equipment found in care facilities.
  • Smart Condo™: simulates home visits allowing healthcare professionals to increase their understanding of assisted living devices  and practicing in a patients' personal space. The  Condo supports the development of smart technology for remote health care and monitoring. Intelligent technology, wireless sensors, can improve quality of life for chronically ill patients and reduce hospital stays, enabling them to live at home while still being monitored for health-related events. The space can be used for aging in place research as well as universal design principles; occupational performance, functional design and human factors (i.e., physical, cognitive and sensory) to better design for aging or mobility impaired populations. Also for studying of parent-child interactions, and microbiology safe food handling as well as home care/palliative care simulation.