The Core Competency Provincial Integrated Work Plan Group has completed a preliminary version of a Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Framework. This consists of 6 discipline-specific draft templates in PDF format for Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, and Recreation Therapy. Each template consists of 16 competencies each with specific learning objectives, resources, and suggested evaluation methods for demonstrating achievement.

This preliminary framework along with a draft User Guide can be found under the Health Professionals/Providers tab on the OSN website or by clicking on this link: ontariostrokenetwork.ca/provincial-interprofessional-stroke-core-competency-framework. Organizations may wish to utilize the content contained in the current framework, albeit preliminary, pre-piloted work. For example, the content could assist organizations in the training/orientation of staff in new or established stroke units and/or for those teams engaging in an accreditation process.

To support a more user-friendly experience, an online version of the framework is in progress. This online version will be implemented as a pilot in Fall 2016 with a launch of the final framework expected April 2017.