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.
Northwestern Ontario Stroke Rehab Round-up
Fall 2021 Edition - A collection of educational events, new resources & more! Funding for Northwestern Ontario clinicians to support stroke-related professional development may be available through the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network Education Fund.
The Northwestern Ontario Stroke Rehab Round-up Fall 2020 Edition offer you a collection of educational events, new resources & more. Join Esme French, November 3, 2020 for an informal review these events and resources. All resources are provided with hyperlinks for your easy access to events and education.
Ambulatory Rapid TIA/Minor Stroke and Secondary Prevention Clinics play a critical role in supporting patients who are high risk for acute care utilization by limiting recurrent visits to the emergency department and preventing subsequent hospital admissions.