Welcome to the Central East Stroke Network Website

Our website provides practical tools, information, resources and learning opportunities to implement and promote stroke best practices in CESN across the care continuum.

 


Upcoming Events

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  • Cancelled_11th Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day

    May, 4th, 2020 from: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm EST
    Location: Barrie Free Methodist Church, 284 Cundles Rd E, Barrie

    Dear colleagues, friends and members of the Aphasia Community, In light of our Prime Minister’s most recent address and the health […]


News/Updates

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  • Updated ASA Best Practice Recommendations for Prevention of Vascular Events

    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.

     

  • Blind Photographer to publish book of pictures

    CTV News Toronto published an article/video on January 4th, 2020 about Robin McKee, a visually impaired photographer who lost his sight following three strokes. To read more about this story….

  • Guitarist finds new way to play music after experiencing a stroke

    CTV News Toronto published an article & video clip January 3, 2020, sharing Ken McCaw’s return to music following his stroke 8 years ago.