Brain Injury affects over 70,000 Nova Scotians and is the leading killer and disabler of people under 40. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) includes injury from stroke, traumatic brain injury & concussion, infections, brain tumors, and lack of oxygen to the brain. The ABI Provincial Network aims to build the capacity of clinicians to provide best practice standards of care to individuals living with ABI throughout the continuum of care, including:
- Providing education, mentorship, and support to health care providers on the care of individuals with Acquired Brain Injury in Nova Scotia.
- Building the capacity to deliver best practices and establish standards of care for individuals with ABI in our province, no matter where they live.
- Supporting ongoing education on ABI-related topics through the provision of regular in-services, creation of learning resources, and sharing of information.
- Driving innovation and advancement of technology to improve access and availability of ABI services to individuals across Nova Scotia.
- Collaborating with internal stakeholders, community-based partners, as well as patients and families to improve care for those living with ABI in Nova Scotia.
The Network offers information, support, resource sharing, mentorship, and capacity building for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise with ABI service provision.
The Network hosts monthly virtual ABI lunch and learn sessions on a range of topics for clinicians. They occur on the 4th Wednesday of the month from September to June from 12:15-1:00.