What is a Regional Stroke Unit?
Regional Stroke Units are defined areas in hospitals that are dedicated to the assessment, treatment, and management of stroke patients. Patients admitted to one of these units have support from a core interdisciplinary team on the unit that consists of physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, pharmacists, utilization coordinators, dietitians, and social workers.
Did you know? >> Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) houses a Regional Stroke Unit
TBRHSC is one of 11 hospitals in Ontario that has a Regional Stroke Unit. This serves all of the stroke patients living in Northwestern Ontario.
Did you know? >> Stroke Unit care is recognized as the gold standard of care
Studies show that patients who receive Stroke Unit care are more likely to survive, return home, and regain independence compared to patient who receive less organized care.
Did you know? >> Assessment and support can start quickly following a stroke
Canadian Stroke Best Practices states that the team members should assess patients within 48 hours of their admission to hospital and start to formulate a management plan with the patient and their family.
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