A one day Acute Stroke Best Practices Workshop was held on Friday, June 7th. Forty two health care providers from a variety of disciplines attended. Participants were from Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Kenora. The workshop was supported by the NWO Regional Stroke Network, Thunder Bay Regional....
Stroke Continuum of Care
for Health Care Providers
Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.
Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
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.
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 and Long Term Care
Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.
June is Stroke Month
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Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. - Stroke is a medical emergency and optimizing pre-hospital care improves patient outcomes.
Calling 9-1-1 is the best way for a person experiencing a stroke to receive the most efficient care. 77 percent of Canadians report that calling 9-1-1 is the first thing they would do if someone is having a stroke but according to research, this is not actually the case....
A quality improvement project was implemented at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay to improve rehabilitation intensity time on the unit. The project team brainstormed with staff, clients and caregivers to find solutions to get closer to the three hour/day best practice target....
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Education and Events
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Upcoming Events › NWO Stroke Network
POSTER Event Name: RehabWeek 2019 Date: June 24-28, 2019 Location: Toronto Ontario Website for more information: https://www.rehabweek.org/ RehabWeek 2019 RehabWeek is a week-long event that brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology at the same time and place in order to foster cross-disciplinary communication and the development of relationships between different players. Includes:• the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) • the International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) • the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology…Find out more »