RRN Interventions smooth transitions from Acute Stroke Units

To further support transitions from acute stroke units and respond to patient and provider feedback, a pilot of referrals to the South East LHIN’s Rapid Response Nurse (RRN) program, in conjunction with referrals being made to the South East LHIN’s Community Stroke Rehabilitation Program occurred between October 2017 and March 2019. Evaluations demonstrated that RRN interventions improved medication management and linkages to primary care as well as supportingpatients and families through education and connections to relevant resources. In response to the successful pilots, ALL patients being referred from an acute stroke unit to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Program should also be referred to the Rapid Response Nurse Program.  Learn More