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The Heart & Stroke Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR) Advisory Council has developed guidance on implementing evidence-based stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stroke Best Practice Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic has been published in The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
March 23, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – “A new Heart & Stroke guideline published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not recommend taking ASA (Acetylsalicylic acid) as a preventive measure for those who do not have a history of stroke or heart or vascular disease, a change to a decades-old common practice.”
“The recommendations are based on strong new research that indicates taking ASA (brand names include Aspirin, Entrophen, Novasen) daily could potentially do more harm than good for those at low risk for stroke, heart or vascular disease, by causing serious side effects such as internal bleeding.”
To review the new guidelines and associated resources CLICK HERE
The recommendations were developed in collaboration with the Canadian Stroke Consortium and have been endorsed by the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Thrombosis Canada, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Canadian Pharmacists Association and the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario.
New release from the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Rehabilitation, Recovery & Community Participation following Stroke 2019
An important update has been released for the Heart & Stroke Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR) for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Community Participation following Stroke module. This module includes two parts:
- Part One: Rehabilitation and Recovery following Stroke
- Part Two: Transitions and Community Participation following Stroke
The theme of the sixth edition of the CSBPR is Partnerships and Collaborations, which stresses the importance of integration and coordination across the healthcare system to ensure timely and seamless care of people with stroke to optimize recovery and outcomes.
The revised CSBPR for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Community Participation following Stroke, parts one and two have been published in the International Journal of Stroke and are part of the sixth edition of the Heart & Stroke Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations. All supporting materials including rationale, system implications, performance measures and knowledge translation resources, are available at www.strokebestpractices.ca.