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Stroke Continuum of Care

for Health Care Providers

Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.

Prevention

Prevention

Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Hyperacute

Hyperacute

Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Acute

Acute

Acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, treatment or management, and early recovery in the first days after stroke onset.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Time is Function: Stroke rehabilitation can be provided in all care settings and assists people to reach their optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and/or social functioning.

Community & Long Term Care

Community and Long Term Care

Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.

Stroke News

Visit our Newsroom for more stroke related news.
Walter’s Stroke Journey

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre admits more than 430 people with stroke and transient ischemic attack each year. Many people suddenly find themselves travelling along an unplanned journey as they recover from stroke. ...

Education and Events

Please click on an event listing below for more information.

For a full listing of all events, go to the Education and Events page.
18Jan

Stroke Recovery Glee Club - March of Dimes Canada - AFTER STROKE SERVICES

11:00 - 12:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

11:00 - 12:00 (Eastern)
10:00 - 11:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

March of Dimes Canada - AFTER STROKE SERVICES

Erin Stacknick, MTA (Music Therapist Accredited)
By the Bay Music Therapy
This program will offer a fun, social gathering where stroke survivors of all abilities can join and family
caregivers are welcome to attend. There is no pressure in participating and no previous music
experience is required. It will truly be a fun and interactive experience from beginning to end!
Some of the activities to explore will include:
Warm-ups: vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises
Group Singing: favourite songs, songs with various speeds and dynamics
Gentle Movement: line dancing, ASL signs, gait training, crossing mid-line
Instruments: Rhythm sticks, foot bells, drums and more
Expression: Songwriting, musical reminiscing, performance opportunities

Location: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre — Room to be announced closer to dates; 700 River Street
Cost: Free

Whether you would like to attend all sessions, one or a few, please contact
Todd for registering as seats are limited.

See POSTER for all details

19Jan

Treating the Individual with Ataxia using an Approach

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern)
23:00 - 22:59 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Workshop Description: This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for health care professionals to gain insight into treating the individual with ataxia. Treating the individual with ataxia can often be a very challenging experience for the clinician. Perhaps this is because we have focused on addressing the clinical symptoms rather than the underlying impairments. This workshop will explore primary impairments present in the individual with ataxia, current theoretical evidence and treatment strategies using a NDT approach.

The overall objective of this workshop is to provide clinicians with knowledge and skills they can use in treating the individual with ataxia to promote positive functional outcomes.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course the participants will:
 Gain knowledge of the current literature and how we use this information within the NDT Practice Model in
treating the individual with ataxia.
 Identify major impairments interfering with normal movement and function in the individual with ataxia.
 Demonstrate handling skills to address impairments in the individual with ataxia and work within functional
activities including activities in sitting, standing and gait.
 Demonstrate an increased repertoire of evaluation and treatment strategies for the individual with ataxia.

See POSTER for all details

24Jan

Thunder Bay Peer Support Chapter (Stroke Recovery Network)

13:30 - 15:30 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:30 - 15:30 (Eastern)
12:30 - 14:30 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Thunder Bay Recreation and Leisure Opportunities - Kaitlyn Sawyer, City of Thunder Bay
Winter is upon us so please join us for an informative session with
Kaitlyn to learn about accessible, interesting, no cost/low cost ways to keep active throughout the City during these chilly months ahead!
Light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with other survivors and caregivers will follow the session.

POSTER

28Jan

Hyperacute & Acute Stroke Care: Updates From the 2018 Stroke Best Practice Recommendations

16:00 - 17:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

16:00 - 17:00 (Eastern)
15:00 - 16:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations WEBINAR INVITATION
Title: Hyperacute & Acute Stroke Care:
Updates From the 2018 Stroke Best Practice Recommendations
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 EST
Presenter: Eric Smith, MD MPH FRCPC FAHA
Objectives: Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:
  1. Develop collaborative approaches toward assessment and management of patients with suspected stroke in the pre-hospital and Emergency Department setting.
  2. Discuss current best practices regarding team-based hyperacute stroke management in the first 24 hours after symptom onset, including the use of tPA (alteplase) and endovascular therapy/mechanical thrombectomy (EVT).
  3. Understand how to access Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care.
The Canadian Stroke Consortium is pleased to partner with Heart and Stroke Canada to host this webinar dedicated to the recently updated 2018 Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations addressing hyperacute and acute stroke care. These Recommendations provide specific guidance for healthcare professionals on the management of stroke from the point of symptom onset, with an emphasis on the need for coordinated and collaborative approaches to patient care in the pre-hospital setting, in the Emergency Department, and when organizing and deploying hyperacute treatments, such as tPA and endovascular therapy.
During this webinar, participants will learn more about the recommendations, research, and practical approaches for the management of patients in the critical minutes and hours after stroke onset. The target audience is healthcare providers across all disciplines involved in stroke care, as well as stroke system leaders. Participants will hear directly from experts in this area and have an opportunity to ask questions. There is no charge to attend.
To Attend:
The only requirement is that you have an account to log in to the CSC website, where the webinar will be hosted.
Not yet a CSC member? Join CSC now (by clicking the Register button on the top right of the CSC website). "Associate" level CSC memberships are complementary.
Save time - click "Remember Me" when you log in - you'll remain logged in next time you visit the site!
When the Webinar is Scheduled to Begin: Log in and go to the Streams page.
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