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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.

22 Nov

Rehab Report: More stroke survivors are receiving the right care in the right place

November 22nd, 2016|Report, Press Release, Media, Rehabilitation|

Access to inpatient stroke rehabilitation services in Ontario has dramatically improved over the past three years, most notably for stroke survivors with severe disability. A report examining Ontario’s stroke rehabilitation services, released today by the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), describes the results.

21 Nov

Heart and Stroke undergoes exciting changes

November 21st, 2016|Heart and Stroke Foundation|

Heart & Stroke is undergoing an exciting transformation and is planning stronger brand identity including a modern, bold logo and tagline that will re-engage Canadians and reignite their passion.

9 Nov

Stroke Clinical Handbook helps add accountability to best practice standards and improved patient care

November 9th, 2016|Press Release, Media, Stroke Best Practices|

The Stroke Clinical Handbook has positively impacted the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHTLC) policy goal of adding accountability to best practice standards and improved patient care. The OSN recently released the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Demonstration Project Final Report: Ensuring Quality in the Implementation of Quality Based Procedures - Stroke (EQUIP-Stroke).