European Stroke Organisation’s Guideline Webinar, 3 February 2022, 17.00 – 18.30 CET

European Stroke Organisation’s Guideline Webinar, 3 February 2022, 17.00 – 18.30 CET

In its work to establish new guidelines on stroke, the European Stroke Organisation has organised a free webinar, presenting one guideline (on mobile stroke units in acute stroke management) and one expedited recommendation (on intravenous thrombolysis before mechanical thrombectomy in patients with acute ischaemic stroke).

Register now to receive first-hand information on these two important areas and to listen to key presentations on both topics.

Unmet needs – young stroke study

Unmet needs – young stroke study

The University of Ulster is conducting a research study focusing on the unseen and unmet needs of younger stroke survivors (under age 65).

They are looking for young stroke survivors, carers and stroke healthcare professionals from across Europe to participate by completing a 10-15 minute online questionnaire.

Go to the questionnaires for:

Young Stroke Survivors

Young Stroke Carers

Stroke Clinicians

Please complete by the end of March.

Stroke Action for Europe: Publication of the Essentials of Stroke Care

Stroke Action for Europe: Publication of the Essentials of Stroke Care

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/ 

Catalonia signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration on World Stroke Day

Catalonia signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration on World Stroke Day

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.Find out more about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration at: https://eso-stroke.org/declaration-for-action-on-stroke-launches-on-european-stroke-awareness-day/

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 

Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record 

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.