Reconnecting with Primary Care over Stroke Prevention

Perth Event

On March 7th, 2024, the Stroke Network held a local engagement and education session with primary care providers in the Perth and Smiths Falls area. The goal of this event was to share information about primary and secondary stroke prevention and to discuss challenges and opportunities specific to that part of the region.

The event showcased current evidence-based practices in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Information was shared about approaches across the continuum in supporting primary care with stroke prevention. Collaborative discussions with primary care providers focused first on challenges and then brainstorming opportunities to address these challenges. Some key identified opportunities included:

  • Centralized intake processes
  • Navigation Supports
  • Support through Telemedicine and Community Paramedicine

There were 40 attendees and comments indicated that attendees found the event to be “really well run, all presentations were interesting” and that they appreciated “the smaller groups for discussion.” Respondents to the evaluation survey identified referral to community support services and lipid management strategies as the top learnings that they would implement in their practice.

This event was the second of a four-part series intended to cover our full region. The learning about common challenges and barriers will help inform our regional stroke workplan going forward.

The next event is being planned for June 25th, 2024, in Kingston for primary care providers in the Frontenac, Lennox & Addington area. Information and registration is available here.

A session will be planned for Hastings and Prince Edward County in the fall of 2024.

Click here to view the slides from the event