Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Thursday, January 26, 2017

GBHS Centralizing Stroke Care in Grey Bruce

Who gives a shit about 'best possible stroke care'? We want to know your fucking results. tPA full efficacy, 30-day deaths, 100% recovery. Not telling us results means to me you have nothing and shouldn't even be in the stroke business. Call these lazy idiots up and demand answers.
http://www.themeafordindependent.ca/life-leisure/health-home/202339-gbhs-centralizing-stroke-care-in-grey-bruce
 Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) is part of the South West Stroke Project, which is realigning stroke care in the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) area to ensure people who have a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke) receive the best possible stroke care, with the best chance for a full recovery.
GBHS’s Owen Sound Hospital has become one of seven Designated Stroke Centres in the southwest LHIN region, and staff has received specialized training in the rapid assessment and treatment of stroke patients.
Each year in the South West LHIN about 3,500 people in emergency departments are diagnosed with a stroke/TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke), or a suspected stroke/TIA.
In realigning stroke services, we are helping to ensure people across our LHIN are getting equitable access to best practice stroke care. Stroke survivors have the best outcomes when they are cared for in a centre that specializes in stroke services and provides best practice care. These changes to how we deliver stroke care are helping to reduce mortality and improve the outcomes of stroke survivors throughout our geography,” explained Michael Barrett, CEO, South West LHIN.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of a stroke should call 9-1-1 immediately. EMS will take patients to the nearest Designated Stroke Centre. tPA is considered most effective if provided within 3.5 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms, and is only available at Designated Stroke Centres.
By the end of March 2017, all stroke patients in Grey and Bruce will be treated at the Designated Stroke Centre at the Owen Sound Hospital.
Patients who come in with stroke symptoms receive a CT scan for accurate diagnosis, and if appropriate, they are treated with tPA, a clot-busting medication that can potentially reduce or eliminate the damaging effects of stroke(not will reduce), all within 60 minutes,” said Joan Ruston-Berge, GBHS, Manager, Rehab and Stroke.
The GBHS designated stroke team consists of experts who provide acute stroke unit care, inpatient stroke rehabilitation, community rehabilitation programs, and a variety of stroke services including speech, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietitian, social work, nurse practitioner and stroke education.
For more information on the South West Stroke Project: www.swostroke.ca/about-swsp.

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