New Driving Resource

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Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Transitions and Community Participation Following Stroke  state that:

“People should be advised to stop driving for at least one month after a stroke in accordance with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards for Drivers”. ( 4.3A i)“The person with stroke should be made aware whether the local licencing authority has been informed that they have had a change in their medical status that will affect their ability to drive.” ( 4.3Aii)

“People who have had one or multiple TIAs should be instructed to stop driving until a comprehensive neurological assessment (including sensorimotor function and cognitive ability) shows no residual loss of functional ability and discloses no obvious risk of sudden recurrence that could create a hazard while driving, in accordance with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Medical Standards for Drivers”. (4.3A.iii)

To support patient education regarding driving post stroke and TIA, the CESN worked with clinicians and patient and family partners to develop the attached resources:

–   Patient Education Resource:   Driving After a Stroke or TIA handout

–   Local Resources:  CESN Driving After a Stroke or TIA Resources

Key Features of the Driving after Stroke and TIA Handout:

–    Includes topics identified as important by both clinicians and patient and family partners

–   Aligns with CSBPR, Canadian Medical Association Guidelines and Ministry of Transportation

–    Incorporates quotes from individuals sharing their experiences

Thank you to the front-line clinicians, physicians, patient and family partners from across the CESN for their invaluable input and review of these resources.