The purpose of acquiring certification is to enhance your expertise and provide proof of a sound level of competence.
The Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network encourages you to engage in any of the certifications below with stroke best practice related content.
Hemispheres, a Stroke Competency Series, is comprised of seven comprehensive courses providing current best practices and consistent 24/7 education. Amazing visuals, animations, and interactivity help to increase understanding and promote retention. Education is the key to competence, compliance and the best outcomes! Hemispheres also includes free NIH Stroke Scale Training and Certification.
8 levels of stroke education:
- Brain Anatomy & Physiology
- Stroke Pathophysiology
- Emergency Response to Stroke
- In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke
- In-Hospital Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Stroke Prevention
- Excellence in Stroke Care
- NIH Stroke Scale Training and Certification
Being certified in Neuroscience Nursing shows that you’re committed to an advanced standard of professional competence and have a comprehensive understanding of your nursing specialty. Approximately, 10-13% of this exam focuses on Cerebrovascular Disorders including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
PowerPoints and Presenter Bios:
- Neuroanatomy & Physiology Part 1 & 2 – by Sue Elliott & Mary Cunningham
- Neuro Assessment & Diagnostics – by Corbin Lippert
- Infectious Disorders – by Tracy Snell, RN
- Seizure Management – by Margo Devries-Rizzo
- Traumatic Injuries of the CNS: Brain – by Jean Morrow
- Traumatic Injuries of the CNS: Spine – by Jen Trkulja, RN
- Spine Disorders – by Pat Doyle-Pettypiece
- Tumors – by Sean Hopkins
- Cerebrovascular Disorders Part 1 & 2– by Deb Bisnaire & Breeda O’Farrell, NP
- Degenerative, Autoimmune and Movement Disorders – by Wilma Koopman & Linda Hall
- General Considerations for Neuroscience Nursing – by Lynda Ryall-Henke, RN & Jennifer Beal, RN
- Pain – by Sharon Allen
- Congenital Disorders – by Andrea Neufeld
Being certified in Rehabilitation Nursing shows that you’re committed to an advanced standard of professional competence and have a comprehensive understanding of your nursing specialty. Approximately, 5-15% of this exam focuses on The Care of a Client with Stroke.
- PowerPoint Presentation Handouts:
- General Concepts, Foundations & Principles of Rehabilitation Nursing Across the Continuum of Care, by Lily Spanjevic, RN & Kim Krong, RN
- Study Skills and Exam Preparation, by Toba Miller, RN
- Neuroanatomy: Part 1- Anatomy of the Brain– Anatomy of the Brain, by Joanne Gauthier, RN
- Stroke, by Shelia Moffatt, RN
- Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury, by Theresa McInerney, RN
- Competencies: ABI/TBI by Corbin Lippert, NP
- Neuroanatomy: Part 2- Spinal Cord Injuries, by Abigail Hain, RN
- Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Nursing, by Mary Ann Regan, RN
- Spinal Cord Injury Anatomy
- MSK & Burns Rehabilitation Nursing, by Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Limb Loss & Rehabilitation, by Lillian Delmas, RN
- Amputee Rehabilitation Program by Kyle Goettl, RN
- Wound Assessment & Management, by Kim Krong, RN
- Cardiopulmonary Deconditioning Rehabilitation Challenges, by Susan Oates, RN
- Pain Management in Rehabilitation Nursing by Maryse Bouvette, RN & Heather Baldwin, RN
- Oncology Rehabilitation, by Jan Park Dorsay, RN
- Nursing Rehab Competency: Elimination, by Nicholas Joachimides, RN
- Rehabilitation Nursing Competencies: Functional Pattern –Elimination by Penny Henwood, RN & Gail Marcogliese, RN
This University of Alberta online graduate level credit certificate is an inter-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation program designed to address the learning needs of rehabilitation clinicians across the continuum of care.
This program provides high quality post-professional education on best-practices and evidence-based guidelines in stroke rehabilitation which will help to increase effectiveness and efficiency in helping stroke survivors to regain function and re-integrate into their home and community lives.
University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine web site
Hypertension Canada (HTC) acknowledges the solid background training of Canada’s health professionals – as well as the care they take to keep their skills up to date. Hypertension Canada and the Société québécoise d’hypertension artérielle (SQHA) are offering this online training course to help these professionals acquire and maintain skills specifically geared to a hypertensive clientele.
The required training and certification required to use the tool in clinical practice is available at the NIHSS web site.