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.
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.
If you've entered La Verendrye Hospital (Fort Frances) using the ramp access outside of the E.R. department recently, you may just have noticed a little something extra. On the wall opposite the registration desk is a map of a different kind.
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.
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.
The first and second time Debbie Jackman had a stroke, a week apart, doctors told her that her sudden loss of speech and vision were probably due to migraines. Had they identified the true cause of her symptoms, the Edmonton resident might have been able to prevent a third, more damaging stroke in 2010.
Heart & Stroke, the Paramedic Services from the Northwestern Ontario (NWO), and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre are teaming up to ensure that more lives are saved from the effects of stroke.