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The Central East Stroke Network (CESN) Education Fund supports professional development opportunities that incorporate stroke best practice. Clinicians working in stroke care within CESN can be funded up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year to support registration costs for stroke-related workshops, courses, conferences or projects which align with best practice. Travel and accommodation expenses are not eligible. Education applications will continue to be accepted until the allocated funds are used for the current fiscal year.
A comprehensive online educational series designed for healthcare professionals to stay up-to-date on the standards of care for stroke patients. The program contains modules that can be completed at the learner’s own pace.
To register for the Hemispheres® program, please complete the following form. To qualify you must be working with an organization in CESN. Each request is reviewed by the administrator and you will be contacted directly with instructions on how to create your own account.
The Stroke Core Competency Framework (SCCF) is intended to provide healthcare providers with an accessible, comprehensive self-assessment tool that will help identify specific learning objectives to support stroke best practice implementation.
The SCCF can be used by both new and experienced healthcare providers working across the continuum of stroke care. It was revised in 2023.
SCCF supports orientation of new staff as well as ongoing professional development, performance appraisals and guidance for education plans.
National Institute for Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a 15-item stroke scale used to evaluate acuity as well as a guide for treatment and clinical outcomes. Training and certification is required to use the tool in clinical practice.
Training is available through Apex Innovations Canadian Hemispheres 3.0™ or Blue Cloud NIH Stroke Scale International. Both options are free and can be accessed through the following links. Additional information can be found on the CorHealth website under Resources for Planner & Providers
Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS) is a tool to be used in the evaluation and monitoring of a stroke patient’s neurological status in the acute phase. Instructions for completing the scale can be found on Stroke Engine
An online 11-module independent learning program regarding acute stroke unit orientation. Each module has its own quiz and can be completed in any order.
An online 12-module independent learning program regarding stroke rehabilitation unit orientation . Each module has its own quiz and can be completed in any order.
A free, short, online course for Health Care Professionals
Education resource for stroke care providers working across care settings including the community and LTC. Content may also be helpful to informal caregivers.