24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring Service   at
Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone



Estimated time to routine appointment: Within 1 month
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides 24-hour monitoring of blood pressure.
This service provides blood pressure monitoring for patients that require it for 24 hours at a time.
Blood pressure monitoring equipment is put on in clinic and then worn by the patient at home for 24 hours. The equipment is removed at clinic after being worn for 24 hours. Patients might be instructed to remove the monitor themsleves and to return at after 24 hours to the clinic. Results are communicated to the referring health care provider. Please note that the results will not include interpretation of the results.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Emergency patients should proceed directly to Emergency or call RAAPID South:1-800-661-1700 or 403-944-4486.
Emergency patients should proceed directly to Emergency or call RAAPID South:1-800-661-1700 or 403-944-4486.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Complete referral form and fax in. Mark "urgent" on the referral form and list why.
Potential transplant donors and clinically urgent referrals will be seen within 72 hours.
Complete referral form and fax in. Mark "urgent" on the referral form and list why.
Potential transplant donors and clinically urgent referrals will be seen within 72 hours.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Complete referral form and fax in. Patient will be contacted to book appointment.
If patient is a potential transplant donor, then referral will be triaged as urgent.
Complete referral form and fax in. Patient will be contacted to book appointment.
If patient is a potential transplant donor, then referral will be triaged as urgent.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
For patients at risk for or showing signs of high blood pressure (hypertension)
No changes to blood pressure medications in the six weeks leading up to their 24 hour blood pressure test.
For patients at risk for or showing signs of high blood pressure (hypertension)
No changes to blood pressure medications in the six weeks leading up to their 24 hour blood pressure test.
REFERRAL PHONE
403-955-8118
REFERRAL FAX
403-476-9626
PHONE
403-955-8146 (Bookings)
FAX
403-476-9626
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
Timing
Additional Details
Hypertension monitoring
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Current Blood Pressure Reading
| Within 1 month

Hypertension
| Within 1-3 months

Transplantation
| Indicate if patient is a potential donor
Date of start or changes to blood pressure medications
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
This test requires wearing a blood pressure cuff attached to a light weight monitor for 24 hours to capture readings. 

For the most accurate test results we require patients to have no changes to blood pressure medications in the six weeks leading up to their 24 hour blood pressure test.

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.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES

Contact the clinic 48 hours prior to your appointment to eithercancel or reschedule your appointment.
In the event of 2 missed appointments your referral will be cancelled and your doctor will haveto refer you to us again.

Contact the clinic 48 hours prior to your appointment to eithercancel or reschedule your appointment.
In the event of 2 missed appointments your referral will be cancelled and your doctor will haveto refer you to us again.

DIRECTIONS
Located on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.  Take the main entrance or parking level  elevator to the 2nd floor. Follow the signs down the hall to the Endocrinology and Metabolism Program, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Testing.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.  Take the main entrance or parking level  elevator to the 2nd floor. Follow the signs down the hall to the Endocrinology and Metabolism Program, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Testing.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Your license plate is required to pay for parking.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
Paystations accept cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Paystations provide no change.

Public Parking Rates:
All parking lots: $2.25 per half hour or portion thereof $15.00 per 24 Hours
Your license plate is required to pay for parking.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
Paystations accept cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Paystations provide no change.

Public Parking Rates:
All parking lots: $2.25 per half hour or portion thereof $15.00 per 24 Hours
ADDRESS
2nd floor Endocrinology and Metabolism Program
1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary Alberta
T2T 5C7
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
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.


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

The locations listed have 3 background colors:
  • Green means the service@location has referral information attached to it.
  • Brown means the service@location never had referral information attached to it, or it has unpublished referral information.
  • Red means
    • IA changed the service@location's status to something other than Current
    • It was deleted if it is an ARD service@location.
Green  and Brown are always at the top of the list. These are the Service@Locations with the status of Current.
The Red list at the bottom consists of non-current Service@locations that once had Published referral information in the ARD.
If the referral information was never published in ARD the 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 Service@Locations to ones that are current.

Common Scenario:
A Service moves from one location to another. In this case the IA Service@Location record will be made defunct (non-current) and a new 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 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 Service@Location to a current service@location.

Individual referral process
  1. Click on a non-current (Red) 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 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 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 Service@Location you viewed in the first step.
  5. Click Save and the referral info is transferred from the non-current Service@Location to the current one.
  6. Repeat these steps for each Service@Location that needs attention.

Common referral process - 2 sub cases.
Case 1: At least 1 current Service@Location with common referral info is with current status for this service; One or more Service@Locations where replaced by new one.
  1. Click on any current Service@Location whether it has referral info (Green) or not (Brown).
  2. The 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 Service@Locations for a 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 service locations.
Generally we want to replicate current common referral info to new or replaced 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 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 Service@Location to another.

 

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