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Health System Level Tools and Guidelines: Acute

Provides health system planners with a repository of resources including stroke best practice guidelines and standards of care.

All Stroke/TIA Patients Requiring Inpatient Care are Admitted to an Acute Stroke Unit

Taking Action Towards Optimal Stroke Care 2013

This resource supports the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care in the acute care setting (Rec. #4.1) and inpatient rehabilitation (Rec. #5.2). It provides guidance for the establishment of new stroke units and the enhancement of existing stroke units to provide optimal services and processes of care for stroke patients.

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Backgrounder: Stroke Unit Care Improves Outcomes

This two-page document provides an overview of the rationale, challenges and opportunities for change that support the best practice recommendation that all patients admitted to hospital with stroke or TIA should be cared for on a stroke unit. It is geared to health care professionals and administrators.

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The Impact of Moving to Stroke Rehabilitation Best Practices – Preliminary Report February 23 2012 VC Rounds

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The Impact of Moving to Stroke Rehabilitation Best Practices in Ontario

This final report builds a case for promoting rehabilitation best practices broadly and outlines the potential positive economic impacts for the health care system.

Final Report

Executive Summary

QBP Clinical Handbook for Stroke 2015

The content in this document has been developed through collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (“Ministry”), Health Quality Ontario (HQO), and the HQO Episode of Care for Stroke Expert Advisory Panel (“Expert Panel”).

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Integrated Model for System of Stroke Care in Hamilton

Diagram

Accreditation Canada Stroke Distinction Reports

Kingston General Hospital

Mackenzie Health

Central East Stroke Network – Evaluation Framework for North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN

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The Relationship between Volume of Ischemic Stroke Admissions and Clinical Outcomes

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Interprofessional Team Care on Acute Stroke Unit:

IPC Blueprint

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Canadian National Interprofessional Framework 2012

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Standards for Core Team Members on Interprofessional Team for Acute Stroke Unit (CSS BPR)

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Taking Action Towards Optimal Stroke Care 2013

This resource supports the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care in the acute care setting (Rec. #4.1) and inpatient rehabilitation (Rec. #5.2). It provides guidance for the establishment of new stroke units and the enhancement of existing stroke units to provide optimal services and processes of care for stroke patients.

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Early Mobilization Within 24 Hours of Admission:

CSS Best Practice Recommendation

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