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....
Stroke Continuum of Care
for Health Care Providers
Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.
Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
Acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, treatment or management, and early recovery in the first days after stroke onset.
Time is Function: Stroke rehabilitation can be provided in all care settings and assists people to reach their optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and/or social functioning.
Community and Long Term Care
Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.
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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....
Recently, the Heart & Stroke Foundation issued updated Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for the management of Acute Stroke & Acute Stroke during Pregnancy. Several resources have been provided to support implementation of these updates....
More Canadian stroke patients could get clot-grabbing treatment. People in remote areas or who suffer a stroke while sleeping could benefit from new 24-hour window. ...