Standards for Post-Concussion Care to be released in April/May

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundaiton, in collaboration with concussion providers and neurotrauma experts, has developed standards for the process of post-concussion . These standards are particularly for interdisciplinary concussion clinics, but generally for the process or continuum of care following concussion.

The standards are focussed on Ontario, but may be valuable to other provinces. There are 15 standards with useful tools and resources to help organizations and individuals work towards improving the system of care for patients with persisting symptoms.

Currently the standards are being externally reviewed, and feedback is being sought from key organizations and agencies that address these system issues. Once feedback is received, the final standards will be released for all stakeholders to provide feedback.


Released:  Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI

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ONF, with its partner the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) is proud to release the INESSS-ONF Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI.

The INESSS-ONF Guideline is specific to adults who have sustained a moderate or severe TBI. It covers all areas affected following a TBI that pertain to rehabilitative care; addressing physical, sensory, cognitive, behavioral and emotional components as well as associated conditions such as behavioral, mental health and addiction issues. The CPG provides recommendations for the organization of rehabilitative services and systems of care; covering all phases of the rehabilitation process (subacute, intensive functional rehabilitation and community integration and participation). 

The development of the Guideline was based on both the adaptation of recommendations available in existing CPGs and the formulation of new recommendations based on scientific evidence and expert opinion.

Click here to access the Guideline -  www.braininjuryguidelines.org

 


Large Canadian Study Could Change Concussion Care for Children

A new study based on the largest prospective cohort of children with concussion in the world was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study introduces a validated clinical prediction score that will help health providers and researchers to predict the duration of pediatric concussion symptoms.

ONF is proud to confund this study in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction). To find out more about this study please click here


Preventing and Treating Pressure Sores: A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation funded Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to develop and release a consumer guide for people with Spinal Cord Injury on preventing and treating pressure sores.

Click here to view and/or download the guide 


ONF is funded by the Government of Ontario