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4 Dec

Vascular Health Primary Care Quality Improvement Toolkits

December 4th, 2017|Vascular Health Primary Care, Hypertension Management Program|

Complementary Vascular Health Primary Care Quality Improvement Toolkits to assist with quality improvement (QI) projects and plans are now available. A needs assessment with primary care providers determined the development of the Toolkits to help augment QI activities in primary care. The web-based Toolkits have been framed around patient engagement and feature key QI [...]

20 Nov

Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Final Report Now Available

November 20th, 2017|Core Competency|

The Stroke Core Competencies (SCC) are an online framework consisting of a core set of stroke competencies for six disciplines – Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, and Recreation Therapy. The SCC was created to support health care professionals who may be working in stroke care to build fundamental stroke knowledge. Each [...]

20 Nov

Provincial Integrated Work Plan Inventory

November 20th, 2017|Provincial Integrated Work Plan Group|

The annual stroke Provincial Integrated Work Plan (PIWP) process is now into its 5th cycle.  This process is intended to: 1) streamline provincial planning and project development; 2) maximize access to and use of expertise; 3) make effective use of available resources (e.g. people, funding); 4) strengthen relationships; 5) recognize existing and emerging priorities; [...]

5 Apr

Do you work in Stroke Rehab in Ontario? Are you interested in helping to identify ways to improve Stroke Rehabilitation intensity reporting?

April 5th, 2017|Research|

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.

29 Mar

ICES Research Video Series: Moira Kapral on risks of swallowing problems after stroke

March 29th, 2017|Rehabilitation, Research|

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.

17 Mar

Stroke rehabilitation evidence and comorbidity: a systematic scoping review of randomized controlled trials

March 17th, 2017|Research|

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.

13 Mar

Updated Stroke QBP Handbook now available

March 13th, 2017|Health Quality Ontario, Press Release, Media, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|

Effective April 1 2017, the updated Stroke QBP Clinical Handbook is available online. The memo (below) describes some of the changes in the updated Quality-Based Procedures (QBP): Clinical Handbook for Stroke (Acute and Postacute) and information on upcoming webinars and Frequently Asked Questions. The Handbook is released in collaboration by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network.

11 Mar

Abstract Submission Site for 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress now open

March 11th, 2017|Heart and Stroke Foundation|

The Canadian Stroke Congress is Canada's premier stroke educational event! You don't want to miss it! We invite you to submit your abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress being held from September 9-11 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (Calgary, Alberta). Authors may submit multiple abstracts in English or French. We have several presentation format options to choose from this year.

8 Feb

New coordinated system of heart attack care aims to decrease treatment delays, save lives

February 8th, 2017|Paramedics, Press Release, Media|

Two new Ontario-wide heart attack protocols for paramedic services and emergency departments that aim to saves lives went into effect February 1. For patients experiencing chest pain who call 911, the Ontario ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Bypass Protocol enables paramedic services to bypass the local emergency department and transport patients having a STEMI heart attack directly to a hospital that can open the blocked coronary artery and provide a primary intervention. STEMI is a form of a heart attack that can cause death if not treated within minutes.

21 Dec

ICES releases annual report

December 21st, 2016|Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences|

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has released their 2015/16 annual report. The annual report provides an overview of ICES' achievements, the year in numbers, five high impact research stories and their financial report.