Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Updated:Dec 8,2014

Bi-State Stroke Consortium LogoMission Statement:
Facilitate clinical stroke education and improve patient outcomes through collegiality and collaboration.

Purpose of Consortium:
To provide evidence-based educational opportunities in the care of stroke patients for all members of the Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Current Geographical Reach:
The Kansas City metropolitan area, northeast Kansas and western Kansas

The Bi-State Stroke Consortium evolved from its beginning as an Operation Stroke group that planned an annual stroke conference for health professionals.  In 2006 the group chose to expand its reach by incorporating a Consortium model. Each member institution agrees to host a 4 hour stroke focused educational segment for nurses each calendar year.  Each Consortium presentation is open to staff from all member organizations at no charge.

  • Bi-State Stroke Consortium Guidelines download
  • Bi-State Consortium 2014 Calendar with Member Listing download

 Upcoming Webinars & Education
 email Dawn Noland for webinar login information
Tuesday, December 9
8:45am - 1:00pm
Margolin Conferene Center
Entrance A
Menorah Medical Center
"Stroke: 911-Discharge"
Menorah Medical Center
Tuesday, December 9
7:30am -12:30pm
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
"Passport to Independence After a Stroke"
MidAmerican Rehabilitation Hospital, Overland Park

 Previous Webinars & Education
5th Annual Kansas STEMI & Stroke Summit
October 9-10, 2014
"History of EMS"
Tina York, NREMT-P, HCA Midwest Health Systems
"Use of Action Registry to Improve Quality in Hospitals and EMS"
Kay Brown, AHA/ASA
"Fibrinolytic Therapy for STEMI"
Patricia Howard, Pharm D, The University of Kansas Hospital
"Nursing Care of Stroke Patient: Tips & Tricks for a Great Neuro Exam"
Angela Hawkins, BN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, Saint Luke's Hospital Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
"Fibrinolytic Therapy in Stroke"
Patricia Howard, Pharm D, The University of Kansas Hospital
"Posterior Circulation in Stroke"
Dr. Colleen Lechtenberg, The University of Kansas Hospital
"EMS - The Critical Link"
Jacki Addington, RN-BSN, CNRN, Tim Cottrell, NREMT-P, CCP-C, HCA Midwest Health
"A Community Alliance: Strengthening Bonds to Save Lives"
Dr. Seshu Rao, Stormont Vail Health Care
"STEMI Recognition"
Cristina Speaks, RN, Angela Welch, RN, Ransom Memorial Hospital; Nick Robbins, MICT, Franklin County EMS
"How to Make Your Community a Heart Safe Community"
Jerilyn Rodgers, RN, MSN, CNL, The University of Kansas Hospital; Christina Barber, EMT, Greeley County Ambulance

2013 Dysphagia White Paper

2013 Stroke Guidelines   

2013 Alignment between Emergency Physicians & the ASA Guidelines

Free Patient Education Materials
Help educate your patients and families about stroke with these free downloadable fact sheets.

Let's Talk About Stroke patient information sheets

American Stroke Association Stroke Toolbox

Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival  (KISS)

For questions or more information about the Bi-State Stroke Consortium, please contact:

Kay Brown
American Heart Association
913-652-1916 (office)