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.
Abstracts - 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress

A number of excellent projects are shared from all areas of the stroke care continuum, from door to needle time, endovascular treatment, rehab intensity and more....

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....

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.
24Oct

STROKE RECOVERY CANADA Thunder Bay Peer Support Chapter (Stroke Recovery Network)

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

We would like to welcome you to our monthly series of talks and opportunities to connect
with other survivors and caregivers! This month we have a special community presentation:
Aging Well: Protection from Elder Abuse
Candielya Jackson, North West Regional Consultant - Elder Abuse Ontario

Learning Objectives of this informative session:
•Understand the definitions and warning signs associated with abuse in older adults.
•Gain new tools to better support effective communication with older adults.
•Understand obligations with mandatory reporting
•Understand provincial resources that can assist with cases
•Start seeing Abuse of Older Adults as a social justice issue
•Recognize how systemic factors contribute to Abuse of Older Adults

POSTER

25Oct

Introduction to Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia Community Workshop

13:00 - 17:00 (Eastern) Dryden, Ontario
Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:00 - 17:00 (Eastern)
12:00 - 16:00 (Central)

LOCATION

Dryden, Ontario
Dryden, Ontario

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Free Registration & Light Lunch Provided!

Sponsored by the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network

 Overview:  The 1/2 day workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities. The Introduction to Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia or SCA is designed to help people who “know more than they can say” express their opinions and feelings in a way that makes them feel valued & heard.

Through the program’s techniques, conversation partners such as family members, health care providers, or friends, can help break down the communication barrier and help people with aphasia re-join life’s conversations.

The goals of Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia are to:

  1. Acknowledge the competence of the adult with aphasia.
  2. Help the adult with aphasia to reveal his or her competence.

 Target Audience:  Conversation partners for adults with aphasia such as health care providers, family members, or friends. Workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Facilitator:  Lindsay Strickland, Speech-Language Pathologist, Riverside Health Care Facilities

Location:  Dryden Regional Health Centre – Hospital Resource Room

Registration: Click to register http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n85skygab&oeidk=a07eefz6bfld9bf9dbe

Registration is limited to the first 30 participants.  Register soon as previous workshops have reached capacity.

For More Information:

Contact Esmé French at the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, 807-629-8654 or frenche@tbh.net 

Poster

26Oct

The Invention of Precision Stroke Medicine - Heart and Stroke Foundation Barnett Memorial Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

07:45 - 08:45 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

07:45 - 08:45 (Eastern)
06:45 - 07:45 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

You are invited to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Barnett Memorial Lectureship and Visiting Professorship. This Lectureship is hosted by Ontario medical schools on an annual rotation basis. This year it is being hosted by Queen’s University. The objective is to provide a forum where a distinguished expert in the field of cerebrovascular disease addresses current research and clinical practice.

Location: Etherington Hall Auditorium, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario

Speaker: Dr. Alastair M. Buchan, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Pro vice-Chancellor, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Location: TBRHSC-Medical Centre - 2nd Floor - Bariatric Room 203 - Video Conference

OTN site coordinators self-registration link:

https://schedule.otn.ca/tsm/portal/nonclinical/details.do?request.requestId=75491117

Or email: medsvc@queensu.ca event # 75491117

Live webcast link: http://meds.queensu.ca/medsvc/public15b.html

Audio dial-in line: 1-905-415-6678

POSTER

30Oct

Central East Stroke Network’s Stroke Symposium

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern)
23:00 - 22:59 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

See poster for all details

POSTER

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