The Essentials of Stroke Care provides a practical tool to guide healthcare professionals in improving stroke care and developed as part of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.
The Guide contains an overview of evidence-based interventions covering the entire chain of stroke care. The Essentials of Stroke Care sets an essential and much-needed standard for providing stroke care in the pre-hospital setting, during the acute hospital stay, rehabilitation and life after stroke, and includes surgical, pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and supportive interventions.
Listen to Professor Thornsten Steiner talk about the importance of the Essentials of Stroke Care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJPan2W1OQQ
Download the guide here https://actionplan.eso-stroke.org/sap-e-essentials-of-stroke-care/
The Minister of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Josep Maria Argimon, has signed the letter of adherence to the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018- 2030.
Alongside the members of the Catalan Steering Committee of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, which includes representatives of one of members Fundacio Ictus, the Catalan Health Minister highlighted the Catalan Health Department’s commitment to this initiative.https://eso-stroke.org/declaration-for-action-on-stroke-launches-on-european-stroke-awareness-day/
Find out more about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration at:
For more information about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe visit: http://actionplan.eso-stroke.org
Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record
The FAST Heroes educational campaign wants to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke. As part of their target to reach one million children, FAST heroes plan to set a new official world record for the largest online photo album. To help them reach their target of 2,0000 photos, you can upload your own photo wearing a superhero mask at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com
If you upload four photos, you will receive a certificate of participation. If you do not have a mask, you can print your own at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com/gr/mask
FAST Heroes was created by created by the University of Macedonia in collaboration with the Angels Initiative in 2019 to help children understand the importance of the immediate action we need to take when someone has a stroke.
The programme is now active in more than 20 countries worldwide, including many European countries, South Africa, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Singapore and others.
The Stroke Media and Advocacy Resource Training (SMART) videos cover a range of topics, such as how stroke support organisations can prepare an advocacy plan, how they can involve stroke survivors in national advocacy work and how they can engage with the local media and influence decision-makers.
Based on our media and advocacy training workshops organised in 2020, the videos are available to view on our YouTube channel to support anyone who is trying to implement the Stroke Action Plan for Europe in their country.
You can watch the SMART videos here: https://bit.ly/3EzhsTN
Visit regularly https://actionplan.eso-stroke.org/ for further materials that will be useful for your stroke advocacy campaign.
The Active Citizenship Network has launched an online survey: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-communicable and chronic patients’ therapeutic adherence across Europe.
The questionnaire is for patient associations and advocacy groups, including stroke support organisations.
The survey is anonymous but if you contribute, your organisation will be cited in the final report. Click here to fill in the EU survey!
The deadline is 9 December 2021.