The national professional development and training platform of the CSS focuses on developing and implementing an integrated professional development and training plan for stroke professionals who care for patients, families, and caregivers. Professional development and training activities are carried out by a sub-group of the Best Practices and Standards Working Group, using a three-pronged approach that encompasses pre-professional education, professional development, and systems change.
Several point-of-care tools have been developed and are availableon this website and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada at www.heartandstroke.ca. These tools address pre-hospital care, acute stroke care, stroke unit care, prevention, and long-term care (refer to Appendix 8 for a list of professional development resources). The target audiences for each tool vary, but generally these tools are relevant to all interprofessional team members in a given setting.