Acute Stroke Best Practices Workshop “Update on Best Practices in Acute Stroke Care”

Stroke Network Logo

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.

The focus was on acute stroke and integrating stroke best practices, with the goal of optimizing care. The program included a variety of topics pertaining to acute stroke, including updates on Code Stroke at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and available interventions and an opportunity to participate in a Mock Code Stroke. Interprofessional members, from neurology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) stroke team presented.

Agenda Topic Presenter Attachments
Agenda #1 – Agenda
Triaging TIA & Mild Non-DisablingStroke (MNDS) in

Northwestern Ontario

Elaine EdwardsRegional Stroke Educator #2 – Presentation-Triaging TIA & Mild Non-Disabling Stroke (MNDS) in Northwestern Ontario#3 – NWO TIA and Non-Disabling Stroke TRIAGE Algorithm
Code Stroke Update & Mock CodeStroke Tabletop Exercise Barry DucharmeClinical Stroke Nurse #4 – Presentation-Code Stroke Update & Mock Code Stroke Tabletop Exercise
Taking Action Towards OptimalStroke Care Barry Ducharme

Clinical Stroke Nurse

#5 -Presentation-Taking Action Towards Optimal Stroke Care
Pharmacology in Stroke Allison Lester


#6 – Presentation Pharmacology in Stroke
Seeing is Believing: Visual and PerceptualEffects of Stroke Laura Swancar

Occupational Therapist

#7- Presentation-Seeing is Believing
Neurological Assessment of Acute Stroke Barry Ducharme

Clinical Stroke Nurse

#8 – Presentation-Neuro Assessment of Acute Stroke

#9 – Handout- CNS Key Points

When is it Safe to Mobilize a PatientWho Has Had  a Stroke Fiona Maclean


#10 – Presentation-When Is It Safe To Mobilize A Patient Who Has Had A Stroke

#11 – Early Mobilization Flow Sheet

#12 – Premobilization Check List

#13 – Handout-Transfer Tips for Patients with Stroke

Communication Problems Associatedwith Stroke Laurie Broadfoot

Speech Language Pathologist

#14 – Presentation-Communication Problems Associated with Stroke
Swallowing Concerns in Acute Stroke Care Laurie Broadfoot

Speech Language Pathologist

#15 – Swallowing Concerns in Acute Stroke Care

Handouts of the presentations are posted above. Contact if you have any questions.

Publishing this article in no way serves as an endorsement from NWO Regional Stroke Network. The NWO Regional Stroke Network does not verify the veracity of information in this item and any views expressed are of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of NWO Regional Stroke Network​