Update on ONF's work to develop Concussion Clinic Standards for Ontario
Following the Summit held earlier this year, ONF and its partners have done a lot of work to further develop the Concussion Standards. CLICK HERE for an update on the work.
Released: Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI
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.
Spinal Cord Injury Research Network Meetings
Ontario and National Spinal Cord Injury Researchers met in Toronto in October 2015 to discuss strategies to strengthen the Ontario SCI Research Network and the National SCI Network supported by the Rick Hansen Institute. The engagement and participation of a wide range of participants facilitated an engaging and productive discussion.
The next Network meeting is scheduled for May 12-14, 2017 at Eaton Centre Marriott hotel.
Left Photo: National Spinal Cord Injury Meeting (Oct. 24, 2015)
Right Photo: Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Research Network Leads, Dr. Michael Fehlings (left) and Dr. Keith Hayes (right) with Mr. Barry Munro (middle)
Preventing and Treating Pressure Sores: A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
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.