A variety of videos are available to support the health care provider to implement stroke best practices into everyday clinical care. This page showcases videos developed for that purpose and houses videos created by the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network to support the uptake of stroke best practices in our region.
Created in 2011 by the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network for its Acute Care Forum, this video illustrates the journeys of two patients, one of whom who was received specialised stroke services and one who did not. It is intended to leave the viewer questioning whether the implementation of stroke best practices are really an option.
Webinars are recorded and available for later viewing. Hyperlinks to these videos can be found on the www.strokebestpractices.ca, and are updated as additional videos are releasedVisit Canadian Stroke Best Practice Webinars Page
Stroke and Exercise: Part A
The first video introduces the functioning of the brain, reviews stroke risk factors, and discusses the effects of stroke.
Stroke and Exercise: Part B
The second video reviews the benefits of exercise for persons with stroke, the need for stroke specific exercise classes, the impact of stroke on a person’s ability to exercise, and specific precautions and important safety tips.
Videos can target either the public or healthcare professionals depending on its content. The OSN continues to upload new videos, so be sure to check its youtube channel to see if new ones become available in it’s rapidly expanding library.
Whiteboard videos currently available (to the best of our knowledge):
- Signs of Stroke
- Stroke by the Numbers
- Stroke and F.A.S.T.
- Stroke and Dementia
- Rehab Intensity: Every Minute Counts
- Vascular Journey (Short)
- Vascular Journey
In 2012, the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network hosted a Rehabilitation Intensity Forum entitled, “Time is Function”. A 30-minute video was created for this forum to illustrate the impact of increased therapy time and the strategies different rehabilitation programs within the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network region have developed to enhance the rehabilitation intensity provided at their centre.
Time is Function Part 1: Stroke Best Practice Guidelines
In this video, you’ll hear unscripted comments from stroke survivors, family caregivers, health care providers and managers to learn how different teams are making best practices come to life.
Time is Function 2: Strategies to Achieve Stroke Best Practice
In this video, stroke survivors, family caregivers, and health care providers speak of the positive impact of extended therapy and practice times.
Time is Function 3: Stroke Recovery, What Matters Most
In this video, stroke survivors, caregivers, health care providers, and managers discuss what strategies they have found helpful in recovery and rehab intensity.