What is the AlphaFIM®?

 UDSMR’s AlphaFIM® instrument is designed to assess the burden of care associated with a stroke patient in the acute care hospital setting. This tool can be useful for screening patients and assisting with discharge planning but is not intended to replace clinical judgement nor the interdisciplinary decision-making process.

Who is eligible for AlphaFIM® Credentialing through the CRSN?

AlphaFIM® Credentialing through the CRSN is available to health care professionals who regularly work with stroke patients in an acute care hospital within the Champlain region.

Credentialing Information
  •  To be credentialed health care professionals must complete a credentialing exam with a mark of >80% to pass.
  •  The CRSN Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist provide (5 times per year) a 3-hour training session to review the tool and provide practical applications to prepare health care providers for this credentialing exam. This training is recommended for all new health care providers wishing to be credentialed.
  •  These training sessions are hosted in-person at the Parkdale clinic of the Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus (map) or they can be accessed via OTN/webcast. Please note: if joining by OTN or weblink, participants will need to make the appropriate AV arrangements for their site.
  •  Assessors are required to credential every 2 years and may choose to either attend a training session or simply complete the credentialing exam.
Cost and Payment

The CRSN provides training at no cost. To complete the credentialing exam there is a nominal $45 fee to issue an AlphaFIM® Credentialing Key Code. This cost will be invoiced to the site.


Registration for the AlphaFIM® Credentialing training sessions through the CRSN is completed on the CRSN website.  Participants will receive an email confirming their registration.



For more information or questions, please contact Laura Dunn, CRSN Administrative Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AlphaFIM® is a trademark of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc.

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