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Completed ABI Catalyst Projects

ONF provides catalyst funds to programs working on improving the degree of implementation of the adult concussion and moderate-to-severe TBI guidelines. Completed projects are listed below. Each project page contains a detailed summary of the project, a casebook, and relevant resources. To learn more about any completed project, click on the project title.

ABI and Addictions/Mental Health Collaborative

Providence Care Hospital – Kingston

The targeted outcome of this grant was to establish a successful and sustainable mechanism for addressing the needs of clients with moderate to severe TBI and a comorbidity of mental illness and/or addiction.

Telephone Follow-up: Supporting Community Transition Post ABI Rehab

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute UHN – Toronto

The targeted outcome of the project was to refine and implement a sustainable telephone follow-up process in the ABI Inpatient Services at Toronto Rehab, UHN.

Implementing contextualized assessment and intervention approaches for the inpatient rehabilitation of adults with cognitive-communication impairments post-TBI

Hull-Ellis Concussion Clinic and Research Clinic UHN – Toronto

The targeted outcome of this project was to standardize the management of fatigue by clinicians and provide standardized education related to persistent fatigue to patients.

Telephone Follow-up: Supporting Community Transition Post ABI Rehab

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute UHN – Toronto

The targeted outcome of the project was to refine and implement a sustainable telephone follow-up process in the ABI Inpatient Services at Toronto Rehab, UHN.

Using Patient-Centred Guidelines as Part of Summary Sheet Instruction for Outpatients at a Post-Concussion Clinic

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – Ottawa

The targeted outcome of this project was to incorporate condensed sections of the Patient Guidelines, individualized based on specific symptoms, into an after-visit summary that patients receive. 

Acquired Brain Injury and Sexuality

West Park Healthcare Centre – Toronto

The targeted outcome of the project was to educate ABI patients, caregivers, and families on sexuality post-ABI. The grant was used to develop educational content as well as the internal capacity to provide this education in group or one-on-one sessions.

Implementing ONF-INESSS Pain Management Clinical Practice Guidelines in a Community-Based Organization Providing Support to Adults with an Acquired Brain Injury

Dale Brain Injury Services – London

The targeted outcome of this project was to introduce a robust pain management program for clients at Dale Brain Injury Services. 

Effective Assessment and Treatment of Fatigue Post-Concussion in the Acute Stages

Hull-Ellis Concussion Clinic and Research Clinic UHN – Toronto

The targeted outcome of this project was to standardize the management of fatigue by clinicians and provide standardized education related to persistent fatigue to patients.

Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Management Education for Adults with Concussion

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Toronto

Improving Concussion Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The targeted outcome of this project was to implement self-management group education sessions for adults with prolonged symptoms beyond the post-acute stage of recovery. 

Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Management Education for Adults with Concussion

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Toronto

Improving Concussion Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The targeted outcome of this project was to implement self-management group education sessions for adults with prolonged symptoms beyond the post-acute stage of recovery. 

Unity Health St. Michael’s Site – Toronto

The specific outcome was to develop and implement a digital tool that uses results of the Rivermead Post Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ) to generate customized written education materials for patients.

Improving Access to Medical Care in Concussion Patients at High Risk for Developing Persistent Symptoms 

Concussion North Ltd – Barrie

Utilization of a Physician Assistant within a Physician-Supervised Interdisciplinary Concussion Center. The specific outcome of the project was to reduce the wait time for patients to access specialized concussion support by bringing a physician’s assistant into the clinic. 

Advancing Concussion Care through Education, Scientific-Evidence and Community Support

University of Waterloo – Waterloo
(Department of Kinesiology in Partnership with the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence [CCARE])

The targeted outcome of this project was to bridge the gap between research and practice to create community awareness around best practices in identifying and treating sport-related concussions by creating educational videos.

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