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Annual Achievement Reports

Below is a list of our Annual Achievement Reports.  For previously posted items, refer to the Archived Posts.

The Orientation to Stroke Care in Toronto resource has been created for all new staff working in stroke care.

Objectives of this resource are to:

  • Enhance knowledge of the stroke system of care in Toronto.
  • Increase understanding of the Toronto Stroke Networks’ (TSNs’) function and initiatives in supporting best practice stroke care.
  • Raise awareness of educational opportunities and resources to support clinical practice.

The orientation resource is located within the Toronto Stroke Networks’ Virtual Community of Practice (TSNs VCoP).  If you are a TSNs VCoP member, click here to access this resource.  If you are not yet a member, please go to www.strokecommunity.ca.

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For stroke awareness month, the Stroke Assessment and Treatment Team at St. Michael’s Hospital created a series of educational newsletters on a variety of stroke topics for healthcare professionals who may not be as familiar with stroke. The topics include: inpatient code stroke, hyperacute stroke care, post-stroke communication, and rehabilitation.  We are delighted to share these with you and hope they will be of some use!

Please share the below newsletters with your teams as appropriate:

Issue 1: The Inpatient Code Stroke

Issue 2:  The Acute Code Stroke

Issue 3: Post-Stroke Communication

Issue 4: Rehabilitation

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With attention on COVID-19, recent news reports show fewer stroke patients are being admitted to hospitals around the world.  This could be due to fear of getting the COVID-19 virus.  There is also false belief that hospitals are too busy to care for those with a stroke.  As this is not the case, if you or your family member have any stroke symptoms, the hospital is the best place to go.

Anyone with stroke symptoms should call 9-1-1 right away. Stroke is a medical emergency. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.

 

For more information about the warning signs of stroke, please go to the Heart & Stroke website.

To download a copy of the Heart & Stroke FAST poster, click here.

 

 

 

 

To download the Aphasia Institute poster, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signs of a Stroke

If you experience any of the following signs dial 911 immediately.Read More