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....
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.
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2019 Report on Heart, Stroke and Vascular Cognitive Impairment Heart and Stroke's 2019 report, (Dis)connected, reveals new research showing the complex links between heart conditions, stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment....
Education and Events
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Upcoming Events › NWO Stroke Network
POSTER 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…Find out more »
Please join this upcoming CME – accredited stroke education videoconference: Rural-Urban Differences in Stroke Incidence, Risk Factors & CareFind out more »
One day Acute Stroke Best Practices Workshop. The focus is on acute stroke and integrating stroke best practices, with the goal of optimizing care. The program includes: a variety of topics pertaining to acute stroke, including updates on Code Stroke and available interventions and an opportunity to participate in a Mock Code Stroke.Find out more »
Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area Social and Support Group Offering education, activities, support and socialization for people with brain injuries and their family / caregivers. Tell your friends. Concurrent drop in groups for survivors and caregivers. Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location: Partners in Rehab, 79 N. Court Street (across from Safeway on Court) Cost: Free For more information: Karen Pontello (807) 683-9500Find out more »
Enhancing Stroke Core Competency This ia an excellent opportunity to work towards your professional college's continuing education requirements for 2019. Available face to face in Thunder Bay and via videoconferencing to Northwestern Ontario. Registration is required by January 15th by contacting Esme French at email@example.com and providing your name, profession, employer and email address. Participation in the January 30th session is mandatory for the course introduction, with certificates provided for each module completed during the series. You do not have…Find out more »
Central East Stroke Network is pleased to offer a webinar on What is community reintegration and how can we better promote it? Speaker: Dr. Mary Egan This webinar will be of interest to healthcare professionals across the care continuum who are working with individuals post-stroke. Objectives: reflect on individual and program concepts of community reintegration introduce the concept of Personal Projects* and the usefulness of this concept in stroke rehabilitation refine an understanding of the following ingredients of return to…Find out more »
Back Works Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation is currently offering two NDT continuing education courses coming up in May and June: NDTA Advanced Gait Course - June 19 - 23, 2019 Registration Form For more information, please contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org Dianne Green Administrative Assistant Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation Phone - (519) 746-8172 Fax - (519) 746-8346Find out more »
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 »