Stroke Continuum of Care

for Health Care Providers

Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.

Prevention

Prevention

Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Hyperacute

Hyperacute

Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Acute

Acute

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.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

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 & Long Term Care

Community and Long Term Care

Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.

Stroke News

Visit our Newsroom for more stroke related news.
Every Stroke Recovery Journey Is Unique

 In Northwestern Ontario, approximately 40% of hospitalized stroke survivors are admitted to a rehabilitation unit 8 days after their stroke to receive the therapy required to continue recovery.  ...

Stroke Report - CBC

A newly released report from Heart & Stroke shines a light on the hidden impacts of a stroke on the patient and their families....

Terry Hill - Surviving A Stroke

Enjoy the CBC Morning Show interview with Lisa Laco. Terry Hill is sharing his story of having a stroke because he wants to pay tribute to, and give thanks to the entire medical team... from EMS to Rehab and everyone in between....

Education and Events

Please click on an event listing below for more information.

For a full listing of all events, go to the Education and Events page.
26Sep

Highlights from the University of Alberta’s Stroke Rehabilitation Certificate Course - Part 2

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Topic:

The Utilization of a Telehealth Social Problem-Solving Intervention to Improve Quality of Life for Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

Presenter:

Erica Ogilvie, Occupational Therapist

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

Topic:

Quality Improvement Project to Optimize Best Practices in Stroke Rehabilitation Follow-up Services at the Dryden Area Family Health Team

Presenter:

Susan Traini, Occupational Therapist, Dryden Regional Health Centre and Dryden Area Family Health Team

Topic:

Enhancing Stroke Rehab Intensity through

Scheduling Efficiencies

Presenter:

Esmé French, Regional Stroke Rehab Specialist, NWO Regional Stroke Network

POSTER

26Sep

Stroke Recovery Network - Thunder Bay Peer Support Chapter Meeting

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern)
12:30 - 14:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

See poster for all details of this monthly event for stroke survivors and care givers.

BONUS: included in this post: 

Next Cooking Program Workshop taking place Wednesday, November 1st
registration will be required. Limited spots available. Preference will be given
to those who were unable to attend the session last May. See poster attached. 

POSTER

2Oct

Fall Season - Walk With Doc

18:30 - 20:30 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

18:30 - 20:30 (Eastern)
17:30 - 19:30 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

WALK with DOC

Special Guest: Dr. A. Hassan

Neurologist and Medical Lead, Stroke and Neurology Service at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chapples Park

Please join the NWORSN for an enjoyable walk, stroll or roll.

Everyone welcome!!

The Walk with Doc program encourages people to engage in physical activity on a regular basis. People come out to hear the newest health information and enjoy the social part of this excellent outdoor physical activity. 

POSTER

4Oct

Provincial Stroke Rounds - Stroke Mimics: A Diagnostic Challenge

08:00 - 09:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

08:00 - 09:00 (Eastern)
07:00 - 08:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network invites you to participate in Provincial Stroke Rounds via videoconference or webcast:

Title: Stroke Mimics: A Diagnostic Challenge
Date/time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 0800-0900 hours EST
Presenter: Dr. Ghazala Iffat Basir, Neurologist

Host site: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Site 55, System 11)

Objectives: At the end of this presentation, the target audience will be able to:
1. Define stroke mimics
2. Discuss common mimics and their clinical presentation
3. Distinguish between definite stroke and a stroke mimic

See poster for all details

POSTER

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