These infographics have been developed by the CRSN's Best Practice team as subject matter experts within the stroke system of care.  Click on each image to view the details. The infographics are listed in alphabetical order. 

Please note that the Patient side of the website has its own infographics. These may also be helpful to you in your practice.  





Decision treeAdvance care planning  ensures that the care received is tailored to a person’s needs and wishes.

conversation Aphasia  is when the part of the brain that controls speech and language is injured because of a stroke.

Hospital Champlain Region Stroke Landscape  A list of the types of stroke services available at our Regional sites.

conversationCommunication Disorders Post-stroke  Approximately 38% of stroke survivors will have difficulty with communication following a stroke

brain Delirium is a suddenly confused state of mind. Delirium is common in acute stroke. (Credit: The Ottawa Hospital and the Champlain Region Patient, Family and Caregiver Education Program) 

car Driving  Stroke survivors should not return to driving without guidance from their treatment team.

swallowing Dysphagia  Approximately 65% of stroke survivors will have problems with chewing and swallowing food and liquids.

walking aid Exercise and Mobility  Exercise is an important part of recovery and can reduce the risk of having another stroke by ~ 30%.



incontinence Incontinence  Reducing occurrences of incontinence can greatly impact the quality of life and self-esteem of patients.
 incontinence Intracerebral Hemorrhage  *NEW* 2020 Best Practice Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
toothbrush Oral Health Oral care and consequently oral health is directly linked to the health of the body.
shoulder pain Pain  Approximately 30% of stroke survivors will experience pain.

sadnessPost-stroke Depression  is a common factor post-stroke, and can significantly impact recovery and quality of life. 

falling Safe Patient Handling  Stroke can affect a person’s ability to move and position their body, placing them at risk for falls and injury. 

stretch Spasticity  Early detection through assessment is key to identifying and effectively managing spasticity.

Doctor checking pt Stroke Prevention for Primary Care Providers  Timely initiation of secondary prevention interventions significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke.



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