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Creating a Telestroke Program: Preparation and Readiness

2017 UPDATE
April, 2017

3.1 Introduction

Technology has enabled the delivery of cross-continuum stroke services within a variety of facilities and practice settings. Telestroke programs should be established as a service delivery modality within coordinated and integrated stroke care systems across Canada, as most regions include remote or rural areas as well as urban areas. Patients in these smaller locations should have equivalent access to stroke expertise, and available technology makes that possible.

This section of the CTAC Telestroke Implementation Toolkit identifies key components of the planning and preparation phases in establishing a Telestroke program. It includes a checklist of key steps that should be considered in program development, an overview of common models of Telestroke delivery for on-demand (urgent) access and scheduled Telestroke encounters across the continuum.

Table of Contents

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Telestroke Program Roadmap
3.3 Telestroke Service Master Checklists (CTAC 2015), Updated
3.4 Telestroke Program Implementation Plan
3.5 Models of Telestroke Delivery
3.6 Sample telestroke program model PEI NEW
3.7 Project Charter NEW
3.8 The PAS, Project Initiation Document NEW
3.9a Stakeholder Engagement
3.9b Stakeholder Engagement Presentation
3.10a Telestroke Readiness Assessment – Hyperacute Care (ONT) Updated
3.10b Telestroke Readiness Assessment – Scheduled Visits (ONT)
3.11 Telestroke Start Up Questionnaire Template (APSS)
3.12 Telestroke Business Case Template (BC)
3.13 Telestroke Briefing Note Template (ONT)
3.14 Telestroke Initiation Communications Plan (BC)
3.15 Telestroke Development Slide Presentation (Truran)