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Regional Stroke Rounds

Tuesdays 0700 – 0800

Please join us for these dynamic case-based discussions where participants will be able to:

  • Discuss diagnosis and management of TIA and different stroke types.
  • Explain the indication and interpretation of common imaging modalities used to diagnose stroke (i.e. CT/MRI).
  • Discuss difficult TIA/stroke cases from diagnosis, prognosis or treatment standpoint.

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Target Audience: Physicians interested in stroke care practicing at North East Designated Stroke Centres or Telestroke Sites including (but not limited to) Emergency, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, as well as as well as Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Physicians and Stroke Nurse.

Moderator: Dr. Ravinder-Jeet Singh, MBBS DM PDF (Stroke) Stroke Neurologist, Health Sciences North

This educational opportunity is accredited through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Continuing Education and Professional Development Office.

 

Training Workshop for the Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA)

The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with the opportunity to learn to use the measure as a clinical or research assessment tool. Data from our research has indicted that this training workshop is an effective method to train users. Our research into the training of users continued this year and we have just completed a study that indicates that participants who attend the workshop via teleconferencing do as well as persons who attend the face-to-face workshop.

During the one-day workshop, we use videos and group discussion to educate the participants about the administrative and scoring guidelines of the CMSA. Lectures include information about the measure’s development and psychometric properties, and its clinical application. At the end of the workshop, the scoring competency of the participants will be tested. All participants will receive written feedback regarding their performance on the test. Those who meet the scoring criterion will receive a certificate of scoring competency. The letters are distributed within four to six weeks after the workshop.

Workshop Date

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022

Workshop Schedule

8:30am-8:45: Introduction
8:45-9:15: Description of the measure
9:15-10:00: Pre-test
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15-10:45: Guidelines for administering the Chedoke Assessment
10:45-12:30pm: Discussion regarding the administration and scoring of the measure using videotapes
12:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Discussion regarding the administration and scoring of the measure using videotapes, continued
2:30-2:45: Clinical application of the measure
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00-3:45: Post-test for scoring competency
3:45-4:00: Wrap-up and evaluation

Instructor

  • Maria Huijbregts, PT, PhD, is Director of Research, Evaluation and Planning at Family Service Toronto.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, assistants and other Rehabilitation Professionals working in stroke care across Northeastern Ontario. 

Course Format

  • Online lecture and scoring competency testing through Zoom
  • Participants must gather in a room (following all PPE Guidelines) at one of the district stroke centres to participate in the course and be eligible to do the testing.

Registration

Please follow all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Guidelines when participating in this course.

 

NDT: Managing the Lower Functioning Individual

This course will be in-person. This one-day workshop will explore current NDT principles and handling skills to promote recovery in an individual post-stroke or brain injury who is lower functioning. As therapists, we often struggle to determine where to start and how to progress an individual who requires more assistance. This workshop will include progression strategies in sitting, standing and early gait. We will explore how to involve a second person (assist x 2) when working with the lower functioning individual. The workshop will provide participants with additional skills to enhance consistency in patient care and contribute to the overall team rehabilitation efforts of achieving functional outcomes for patients.

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand current literature and apply this within the NDT Clinical Practice Model to treat the individual with neurological impairments
  • Explore treatment strategies (assist of one and two) to address impairments within functional activities including activities in sitting, standing and early gait
  • Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s movement as related to his/her functional goals during sitting, standing and walking

Speaker

Karen Guha, PT, C/NDT, NDTA™ Coordinator Instructor, CIDN

Date and Time

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 22, 2022

Location

Sault Area Hospital

Target Audience

Participants must be a registered Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant or Registered Kinesiologist

Registration

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Post Stroke Apraxia: Translating Evidence into Practice

This course will be virtual. This workshop will be divided into 3 parts.

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types and neuroanatomy of apraxia.
  • Explain the best practice recommendations related to apraxia post-stroke.
  • Apply clinical assessment tools and interventions for apraxia.
  • Analyze the impact of apraxia on outcomes across the continuum

Speaker

Louis-Pierre Auger, Occupational Therapist, Postgraduate in rehabilitation sciences at l'Université de Montréal

Dates and Times

  • November 3, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Latest Evidence and Theory)
  • November 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Assessment)
  • November 14, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Intervention)

Location

Virtual through zoom

Target Audience

OTs, PTs and assistants working in stroke care in Northeastern Ontario. Nurses and other HCPs interested in Apraxia are invited to attend Part 1 only.

Cost

Free, as it is sponsored by the NEO Stroke Network

Registration

Registration Link to Follow

 

NDT: Challenges in Gait

This course will be in-person. This one-day workshop will present NDT principles related to preparation for and treating in function during standing and walking.  This workshop will focus on strategies to facilitate the trunk, UE and LE with the goal of challenging individuals’ post-stroke or brain injury in standing, during gait, and while performing various functional activities.  These functional activities include forward and backward walking, turning, and stair climbing. The workshop will provide an opportunity for analysis of biomechanics and the assessment of movement dysfunction in an individual post-stroke or brain injury during these functional activities.

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of typical gait
  • Demonstrate basic skill in analyzing atypical components of trunk, upper and lower extremity function, frequently associated with conditions of neurological dysfunction, during activities in standing, during gait and on the stairs
  • Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s movement as related to his/her functional goals during standing, gait and on the stairs

Speaker

Karen Guha, PT, C/NDT, NDTA™ Coordinator Instructor, CIDN

Date and Time

March 5, 2023
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Health Sciences North

Target Audience

Participants must be a registered Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant or Registered Kinesiologist

Registration

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Archived Webinars

The Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network YouTube channel contains archived webinars of interest for those working in stroke care.

Archived Webinars include:

Upcoming Education

The following education events are being planned and information on the dates, cost and registration information will follow.

  • Cardiovascular/Cerebrovascular Symposium: October 26, 2022
  • Mirror Therapy: Speaker is Ven Ranjendran 2023
  • Group GRASP Training: Speaker is Dr. Janice Eng

Contact Us

The Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network is hosted by the Regional Stroke Centre, Health Sciences North in Sudbury Ontario.

The regional team members from Sudbury are currently working remotely during the pandemic.

Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1
Canada

Email: strokeprogram@hsnsudbury.ca

Disclaimer

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