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Central East Stroke Network
  • Vision & Stroke – Webinar

    This talk is an introduction to how stroke impacts the visual system and ways healthcare providers can help their patients.   Speaker:  Dr. Chris Schell, Hons BSc, OD, FCOVD Clinic Director at Foveal Vision Training, Barrie

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  • Treating the Individual with Ataxia: A Virtual NDT Workshop

    Contact Dorothy Burridge, Regional Education Coordinator,  for more information and to register. Facilitator:  Karen Guha, PT, BScPT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA Coordinator Instructor burridged@rvh.on.ca

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  • Managing the High Tone Upper Extremity: A Virtual NDT Workshop

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  • Pivoting in the Pandemic: Virtual Rehab for Community-based Exercise for Persons with Stroke

    Hosted by Central South Stroke Network Presenters:  Dr. Liz Inness, Dr. Nancy Salbach & Dr. Ada Tang

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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.

Canadian Hemispheres 2.0™Stroke Competency Series

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 8 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.

Interprofessional Core Competencies

The Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Framework supports health care professionals working in stroke with a clear, comprehensive way to achieve the core competencies needed for evidence-based stroke care. This framework supports a baseline level of competency province-wide, and encourages stroke specific professional growth.

The framework consists of a set of core stroke competencies for six disciplines including: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work and Recreation Therapy.

NIHSS Training

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 2.0 or Blue Cloud NIH Stroke Scale International. Both options are free and can be accessed through the following links.

Canadian Stroke Best Practices

Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS) Training

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

Acute Stroke Unit Orientation (Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network)

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.

Rehabilitation Stroke Unit Orientation (Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network)

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.

Introduction to Supported Conversation (SCA™) eModule (Aphasia Institute)

A free, short, online course for Health Care Professionals

TACLS (Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long Term Stroke Care) (Heart & Stroke)

Education resource for stroke care providers working across care settings including the community and LTC. Content may also be helpful to informal caregivers.