We provide provincial leadership and planning for the Ontario Stroke System by measuring performance, partnering to achieve best practices, and creating innovations for stroke prevention, care, recovery and reintegration.
As of April 1, 2016, the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) and Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN) have come together as a single entity to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to cardiac, vascular and stroke care in Ontario.
Do you work in Stroke Rehab in Ontario? Are you interested in helping to identify ways to improve Stroke Rehabilitation intensity reporting?
A group of students from the Physical Therapy program at Queen’s University are working with Vince DePaul PT PhD to conduct a survey regarding the experiences of therapists (OT, PT, SLP) and therapy staff with collecting and reporting inpatient stroke rehabilitation intensity (RI) data.
About 50 per cent of patients who have recently had a stroke will experience dysphagia (swallowing problems) which can in turn lead to pneumonia, disability and even death. That's why guidelines recommend that swallowing tests be conducted in all stroke patients within the first 72 hours after stroke, before taking any food or liquid by mouth.
Stroke rehabilitation evidence and comorbidity: a systematic scoping review of randomized controlled trials
Most strokes occur in the context of other medical diagnoses. Currently, stroke rehabilitation evidence reviews have not synthesized or presented evidence with a focus on comorbidities and correspondingly may not align with current patient population. The purpose of this review was to determine the extent and nature of randomized controlled trial stroke rehabilitation evidence that included patients with multimorbidity.