On June 28, 2023 the FAST4life Lighthouse Rescue Team of Todd Kennedy, Esme French, Leanne Johnson, Erika Kurm, Amy Weeden and Noah Godin were shuttled across the cold waters of Lake Superior at the Thunder Bay harbour to await rescue at the lighthouse.
At Tetra, the focus is to find solutions to environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tetra recruits volunteers who work with clients to design and build assistive devices that are custom-made for the individual – these are devices that are either not available commercially or cost-prohibitive.
Missed the Forum? No need to worry, watch the recording! The forum focused on raising awareness of the role of Automated CTP in Acute Ischemic Stroke, including patient selection for EVT; the clinical features and benefits of using RAPIDAI software, the Provincial RAPIDAI Umbrella Agreement, and key lessons learned/implementation considerations from early adopter sites.
June is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is a medical emergency in which minutes matter. Calling your emergency services number immediately is critical to ensure that the person gets timely care and treatment, potentially avoiding significant disability.
The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network recently hosted Provincial Stroke Rounds on Dec 1st. The topic was inspired by what our clinicians are seeing in practice. As we continue within the global pandemic, the last 2 years overall there has been a large increase in substance use. This increase also aligned around the same time at marijuana was legalized and sold in our Region.
Released in June 2021, Ontario’s Annual Stroke Report (2019/20) provides an overview of stroke system performance in the province. The eleven (11) provincial stroke networks use this report to enable system planning and decision making, reflecting best practice, leading to system improvements, and ultimately better outcomes for patients and families with stroke.