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Complex Atrial Fibrillation Clinic   at
Foothills Medical Centre
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC COMPLEX ATRIAL FIB CL
Estimated time to routine appointment: Within 6 months
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
This cardiac outpatient clinic is dedicated to the education and management of patients who have complex care needs related to atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter.Most patients with atrial fibrillation can be managed by their family physician or a general cardiologist. This cardiac clinic is focused on the management of:
  • Patients with complex care decisions regarding medications used to control or treat atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter
  • Patients who may need procedures to manage or treat their atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter (for example, an ablation procedure and/or pacemaker)
  • Patients who have recurrent atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter at a younger age (typically, under 50 years old)

Patients are discharged from the clinic once their condition has been stabilized.
This cardiac outpatient clinic is dedicated to the education and management of patients who have complex care needs related to atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter.Most patients with atrial fibrillation can be managed by their family physician or a general cardiologist. This cardiac clinic is focused on the management of:
  • Patients with complex care decisions regarding medications used to control or treat atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter
  • Patients who may need procedures to manage or treat their atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter (for example, an ablation procedure and/or pacemaker)
  • Patients who have recurrent atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter at a younger age (typically, under 50 years old)

Patients are discharged from the clinic once their condition has been stabilized.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Every referral with be triaged and a complete nursing history will be done within 14 days. Physician appointments will be according to triaged urgency determined by the Nurse Clinician in our clinic.

This clinic aims for the following wait times:
Routine- within 9-12
Semi urgent- within 3 months
Urgent- within 1-2 months
Every referral with be triaged and a complete nursing history will be done within 14 days. Physician appointments will be according to triaged urgency determined by the Nurse Clinician in our clinic.

This clinic aims for the following wait times:
Routine- within 9-12
Semi urgent- within 3 months
Urgent- within 1-2 months
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must have a family doctor for ongoing care.
Must have a family doctor for ongoing care.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
The Atrial Fibrillation clinic offers the following services for patients with documented atrial fibrillation/flutter:
  • Management plan
  • Anticoagulation assessment
  • Cardioversion
  • Patient education
  • Cardio-electrophysiology consultation (including ablation consultation)
The Atrial Fibrillation clinic offers the following services for patients with documented atrial fibrillation/flutter:
  • Management plan
  • Anticoagulation assessment
  • Cardioversion
  • Patient education
  • Cardio-electrophysiology consultation (including ablation consultation)
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
  • Communication of referral receipt to referral source will occur within 7 calendar days.
  • Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral source will occur within 14 calendar days.
  • Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
PHONE
403-944-3339
FAX
403-592-6085
REFERRAL FAX
403-592-6085
REFERRAL FORM
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral Form

*** NOTE: this referral form has an outdated FMC fax number.  Please use new fax number on this page.***
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral Form

*** NOTE: this referral form has an outdated FMC fax number.  Please use new fax number on this page.***
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Investigation Timing
Additional Details
Atrial fibrillation
ECG with documented Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
 
Within 3 months

Medication List
 
Within 6 months

Past medical history
 
Within 6 months

Cardiac test results
 
Within 6 months
Please refer to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form and complete in full prior to submitting.

Atrial flutter
ECG with documented Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
 
Within 3 months

Medication List
 
Within 6 months

Past medical history
 
Within 6 months

Cardiac test results
 
Within 6 months
Please refer to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form and complete in full prior to submitting.
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
 
ADDRESS
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 
DIRECTIONS
Foothills Medical Centre site information.
Foothills Medical Centre site information.
 
PHONE
403-944-3339
 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Due to ongoing construction at the Foothills Medical Centre please allow for additional time for parking and making your way to your appointment.

Foothills Medical Centre parking map
Due to ongoing construction at the Foothills Medical Centre please allow for additional time for parking and making your way to your appointment.

Foothills Medical Centre parking map
 
EMAIL
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
PARKING MAP
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

The primary purpose of the All Locations list is to let the user easily access any location of a healthcare service without going back to the main search screen.

The locations listed have 3 background colors:
  • Green means the healthcare service@location has referral information attached to it.
  • Brown means the healthcare service@location never had referral information attached to it, or it has unpublished referral information.
  • Red means
    • IA changed the healthcare service@location's status to something other than Current
    • It was deleted if it is an ARD healthcare service@location.
Green  and Brown are always at the top of the list. These are the Healthcare Service@Locations with the status of Current.
The Red list at the bottom consists of non-current Healthcare Service@locations that once had Published referral information in the ARD.
If the referral information was never published in ARD the Healthcare Service@location will not show in the Red list.

The secondary purpose of the All Locations list is to allow ARD Administrators to recover (copy) referral information from the non-current Healthcare Service@Locations to ones that are current.

Common Scenario:
A Healthcare Service moves from one location to another. In this case the IA Healthcare Service@Location record will be made defunct (non-current) and a new Healthcare Service@Location record will be created with a current status. In this scenario the captured referral guidelines in ARD can become "orphaned" as they are not attached to any current IA healthcare service.

Categories of non-current or orphaned referral guidelines: INDIVIDUAL and COMMON.
The REFERRAL GUIDELINES section of the profile has the prefix INDIVIDUAL or COMMON to help you choose the method below when transferring referral guidelines from a non-current Healthcare Service@Location to a current healthcare service@location.

Individual referral process
  1. Click on a non-current (Red) Healthcare Service@Location at the bottom of the All Locations list.
  2. The non-current referral info is displayed with the link Copy this Referral Process to another Healthcare Service@Location link on the upper right hand corner. Click on the copy link.
  3. Choose a current location (Green or Brown) from the All Locations list. This will be the Healthcare Service@Location you are pasting the referral info into.
  4. The system will display the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the referral info from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location you viewed in the first step.
  5. Click Save and the referral info is transferred from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location to the current one.
  6. Repeat these steps for each Healthcare Service@Location that needs attention.

Common referral process - 2 sub cases.
Case 1: At least 1 current Healthcare Service@Location with common referral info is with current status for this healthcare service; One or more Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations where replaced by new one.
  1. Click on any current Healthcare Service@Location whether it has referral info (Green) or not (Brown).
  2. The healthcare service location opens in the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the current common referral info.
  3. Save it. 
  4. All locations will be updated with the common referral information, including all the locations that don't have referral info yet (Brown). The non-current referrals (Red) will also be updated.
Case 2:  All Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations for a healthcare service are set to a non-current status and replaced by new ones. In this case there is no current additional referral info to copy from, so the only alternative is to pick up the non-current common referral process (Red). Follow the steps described in the section Individual Referral Process above to copy/paste the non-current common referral info to the current healthcare service locations.
Generally we want to replicate current common referral info to new or replaced healthcare service locations. We only resort to copying non-current common referral info if there is no other option.

Remember: Some fields can be location specific with the common referral process:
Parking Instructions, Directions, Parking Map, Wait Time, Referral Phone or Referral Fax.
To update these items you have to edit each Healthcare Service@Location separately.

ADDITONAL NOTES:
  • The info icon after the All Locations drop down will be visible to ARD Administrators.
  • The system doesn't allow you to copy referral information from one non-current Healthcare Service@Location to another.

 

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