***NEW Professional Education Fund Application Time Frame Deadlines in Effect May 9, 2017***
Professional Education Fund Application
The NEOSN Professional Education Fund is available to assist clinicians working in stroke care across the continuum, in our region, to incorporate best practices through learning opportunities about stroke.
Download the Application - Fillable Form
Travel Booking Manual
Professional Education Funding Process
The NEOSN Professional Education Fund is described and the process to obtain funding is outlined.
All applicants must review the process prior to applying to the fund.
Download the PDF.
Passive Range of Motion Exercises
Passive: These exercise packages were designed to be used by the client's family/caregiver/support worker to assist in properly carrying out passive range of motion exercises with the client.
Self-Ranging: These exercise packages were designed to assist in properly carrying out self-ranging exercises for the post-stroke shoulder.
It is the intent of the authors that a regulated health professional will select the most appropriate exercises from these packages and provide them to their client. You will notice that there are separate packages for both the right and left sides.
We feel it is imperative that the second page of the package entitled 'Before Getting Started...' be provided with every package handed out, whether only one or multiple exercises are being prescribed, therefore please ensure you do so.
Click below for Passive Range of Motion Exercises for the:
Post-Stroke Right Arm and Hand
Post-Stroke Left Arm and Hand
Post-Stroke Right Leg and Foot
Post-Stroke Left Leg and Foot
Self-Ranging Exercises for the:
Post-Stroke Right Shoulder
Post-Stroke Left Shoulder
Acute Stroke Unit Orientation
A free, online program for NEO Stroke Network’s stroke care professionals, that was created by the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network using content and the quizzes directly from our now-retired NEOSN Acute Stroke Nursing Certification program.
Why cohort acute stroke patients? See why in this one page (two-sided) colour document.
POSTERS on Stroke Care Topics:
Hemiplegic Arm and Hand
Visual Field Deficit (Handout)
This one - page handout can be used to educate persons with stroke and their families to better understand visual problems after stroke.
Download the PDF.
Mobility and Positioning Self-Learning Package
Self-learning program for those working with stroke clients to position them or mobilize them. Quiz.
Your Road to Stroke Recovery - Sudbury's visual road map
Displaying the continuum of stroke care in a visual form as a large, colourful "road map" will diminish fear of the unknown for a person with stroke before leaving the hospital. See how the team at Health Sciences North in Sudbury depicted the journey after stroke, currently posted on their Intensive Rehabilitation Unit.
English Poster - Click here.
French Poster - Click here.
English Handout - Click here.
French Handout - Click here.
Endovascular Therapy (EVT)
Over the past 6 months, there have been a number of webinars held on Endovascular Therapy. The following is a list of the webinars, including the link to watch it and the PowerPoint slide deck (when available). Feel free to click on any of the links and watch the latest updates on this new treatment.
1. Ontario Stroke Network Endovascular Treatment Draft Recommendations: Provincial Consultation. Dr. Grant Stotts, Dr. Timo Krings. February 3 & 5, 2016.
• To provide a brief overview of the draft Endovascular Treatment recommendations for Ontario
• To provide an opportunity to discuss and provide input on implementation considerations to inform planning.
• To provide an opportunity for discussion and Q&A
Feb. 3, 2016:
Feb. 5, 2016:
Presentation Slides Click here
2. Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Where Are We Now? Dr. Grant Stotts. June 1, 2016 (Provincial Stroke Rounds – 1 hour).
• Identify the criteria for patients to be considered for endovascular stroke therapy.
• Discuss the systems that are being implemented in Ontario to maximize access for endovascular therapy.
• Explain the CT/CTA imaging protocol that will be used for discussing patient transfers in Ontario.
Presentation Slides - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3. CTA and Endovascular Therapy in Stroke. Dr. Timo Krings, Dr. Grant Stotts. July 5, 2016 (90 minutes)
Presentation Slides Click here(1) Click here(2)
4. Endovascular Therapy Education for Physicians. Dr. Wes Oczkowski. July 6, 2016. (1 hour)
5. Stroke Imaging in the Endovascular Era: A Practical Approach. Understanding the current landscape of diagnostic imaging for stroke and stroke intervention. Dr. Sachin Pandey. July 14, 2016. (90 minutes)
• The role of noncontrast head CT in stroke.
• Technical interpretations and pitfalls of multiphase CT Angiography (CTA).
• Utility and limitations of advanced neuroimaging for stroke (CT perfusion and MRI)
Presentation Slides - contact firstname.lastname@example.org