Other Documents and Resources

Acquired Brain Injury:

The Casebook of Exemplary Evidence-Informed Programs Fostering Community Participation after ABI

Today’s medical techniques are improving the survival rate for people of all ages who sustain ABI, and current trends in rehabilitation are supporting these individuals returning to live, attend school, and work in their communities. However, because ABI does change a person’s life and the way that they are able to function, it is important to examine what the best and most promising programs that support people with ABI are. This casebook is the world’s first compilation of evidence-informed programs that foster community participation in people of all ages with brain injury. Click here to view the Casebook (PDF)


Spinal Cord Injury:

The Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Informatics

The Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Informatics was developed by the Ontraio Spinal Cord Injury Registry (OSCIR). It has been based on the model of the national Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR). OSCIR was implemented as a pilot project, in Toronto and Hamilton, to determine if a health informatics resource could provide sufficient data to improve the clinical understanding of SCI and to foster collaboration among care providers, health  researchers and decision makers as a means to advance SCI care and monitor costs. The goal of OSCIR was to determine the feasibility of using registry data to gain an understanding of the clinical care continuum for individuals with SCI in Ontario and to inform best practice. Click here to view (PDF).

Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers

Pressure sores are the most common secondary complication of SCI. ONF, in partnerships with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), has supported research to create standardized, evidence-based practices for the treatment of pressure sores. Working with consumers, wound care and SCI experts, this partnership was able to develop the Canadian Clinical Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. Click here to view the Guidelines (PDF 25.7 MB).

Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury - e-learning resource for family physicians

The Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury is an e-learning resource, designed by ONF and the University of Ottawa, specifically for family physicians who are presently caring for, or are considering providing care for, persons with SCI in their practice. To learn more about this project, see our SCI Best Practice Implementation page. To access the e-learning module go to Caring for Person with Spinal Cord Injury.


Injury Prevention:

Integrated Falls Framework and Toolkit

In September, 2010, the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) CEOs and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care deemed falls prevention a priority for the Healthy Communities, Healthy Seniors agenda. As a result, an Integrated Falls Prevention Framework and Toolkit was developed in 2011 by the leadership of the LHIN Collaborative and its Mobilization Committee. This framework and toolkit provides a consistent and coordinated approach to preventing falls across the province. Click here to view the Framework and Toolkit.