Dietitian's Journal

Thursday
May172007

Round-up of Stroke Resources

Today at a Stroke Care Improvement meeting I shared some of the stroke resources I've been gathering during the past two months. Now would be a good time to take stock and collect all the previously published links in one post. The list is a work-in-progress and will grow.

Although the resources are not nutrition-specific, they all contain some nutrition elements such as diet modifications to reduce stroke risk factors (primary and secondary prevention) or manage deficits (e.g, dysphagia) during acute stroke treatment and rehabilitation.

THE LIST:

Practices and Standards Working Group, The Canadian Stroke Strategy. Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care: 2006.

Best Practices and Standards Working Group, The Canadian Stroke Strategy. Best Practices and Standards Environmental Scan Report.

Heart and Stroke Foundation home page.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Ontario Stroke System. Best Practice Guidelines.

National Stroke Foundation, Australia. National Clinical Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management.

National Stroke Foundation, Australia. National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery.

National Stroke Foundation, Australia. Stroke Care Pathway: A Resource for Health Professionals.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Management of patients with stroke: Identification and management of dysphagia. September 2004.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Management of patients with stroke: Rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning. November 2002.

Teasell R, Foley N. Evidence-based review of stroke rehabilitation: Managing the stroke rehabilitation triage process.

Thursday
Jan252007

Functions of a blog: #3) Strengthening a Community of Practice

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Image credit: Touch, a Creative Commons licensed photo by chrisevans on Flickr.

I searched and searched for an image to  illustrate the concept of  community of practice. I could not have found a more appropriate representation than this sculpture of people interacting -- communicating, connecting and caring.

 

Wednesday
Jan242007

Functions of a blog: #2) Encouraging reflection & critical thinking

 

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Image credit: The Journal , a Creative Commons licensed photo posted by Hobo pd on Flickr.

Writing a blog post encourages reflection much like recording thoughts in a journal. Some questions I ask myself  are: Is the resource credible -- can I trust it? Is the resource important -- does it make a difference? Can I apply the resource to my practice -- is it useful?

 Then, if all the answers are "yes", I need to determine what to do with this resource. Is it potentially valuable to my colleagues -- should I blog about it or save it on Connotea? Or  should I just bookmark it privately?

My commitment to make blogging a regular habit forces me to answer these questions in the moment rather than putting off the decision-making until later (ie., never). 

 

Tuesday
Jan232007

Functions of a blog: #1) Building and maintaining a personal library

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Photo credit: Another Day at the Library by svenwerk.

A blog can help you collect, organize, archive and retrieve web resources.

 

Wednesday
Jun231999

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