The Stroke Prevention portfolio in the Champlain region is consistently recognized as one of Ontario’s most efficient programs. Some of the key successes in Champlain championed by our team members include:
- Improved access to carotid intervention in line with Canadian standards of care
- Standardized TIA/minor stroke algorithm implementation in regional hospital emergency departments
- Improved medical management of atrial fibrillation as demonstrated by a regional quality improvement audit of Stroke Prevention clinic, inpatient, and emergency department care
- Strategies in the upcoming years will focus on improving evaluation and data collection and ensuring that residents of rural Champlain communities have access to Stroke Prevention services.
Acute stroke care is committed to ensuring access to equitable, high-quality, evidence-informed care, across the hyper-acute and acute continuums. Our partnerships, commitment to education, and best practices with the pre-hospital and hyper-acute sectors will support the optimization of access to appropriate new treatments such as endovascular therapy (EVT). Equally valued is the ongoing commitment to maintaining and organizing stroke units and services, recognizing the significant impact on positive patient outcomes. We will continue focusing on the development and implementation of data collection projects with partners in the region, to support quality stroke care and continuous improvements.
Through its projects and initiatives, the CRSN Rehabilitation Operational Committee in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC) strives to establish a seamless stroke rehabilitation system that delivers timely access to high quality, specialized stroke rehabilitation in the Champlain LHIN. The Committee recognizes stroke rehabilitation is an ongoing recovery process and emphasizes the importance of supporting patients’ and families’ transitions to their life after stroke. This strategic plan prioritizes increased access to clinic and home therapy services across the region, higher amounts of therapy for patients in the inpatient setting, and expedited admission to rehabilitation services following an acute stroke event.
Community and Long-Term Care
The CRSN Community and Long-Term Care Operational Committee focuses its efforts on supporting projects and initiatives to improve transitions of care for stroke survivors and families as they return to the community.
The Champlain Regional Stroke Network team ensures that educational programs are delivered in alignment with the regional strategic goals, supporting needed improvements in the region throughout the continuum of care based on provincial stroke report card findings, and addressing needs identified by all disciplines.