The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations state that “the core interprofessional team on the stroke unit should consist of healthcare professionals with stroke expertise” (Casaubon et al., 2015, p.243)
In Fall of 2014, a provincial working group was formed to develop a comprehensive Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Framework. The purpose of this framework was to provide health care professionals, working in stroke care, with a comprehensive way to achieve the core competencies needed for evidence based stroke care.
In 2022, the Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Framework was reviewed, stakeholders were engaged for their feedback and changes were made to the framework to align with updated stroke best practices. The framework was rebranded to the Stroke Core Competency Framework (SCCF) for healthcare providers working in Ontario. The revised framework is intended to provide both new and experienced healthcare providers with an accessible, comprehensive self-assessment tool to help identify specific learning objectives to support best practices in stroke care.