Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Updated:Jul 31,2015

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 2015 Calendar with Member Listing download

 Upcoming Webinars & Education
The University of Kansas Hospital
Monday, August 17, 2015

KU School of Nursing
"Roadmap to Stroke Care: You're in the Drivers Seat"  (PDF)
Olathe Medical Center
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Olathe Health Education Center
Johnson County Community College
(on the campus of Olathe Medical Center
21201 W. 152nd Street, Olathe, KS)
"Olathe Medical Center's 7th Annual Stroke Symposium"  (PDF)
17th Annual Stroke Symposium
Friday, August 28, 2015

InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
 Save The Date (PDF)

Brochure (PDF)
To Register

CE amount (TBD)
Time Critical Diagnosis Symposium
Friday, September 18, 2015
Hosted by: Research Medical Center
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
"TCD Symposium Brochure"

 Previous Webinars & Education
Kanas City Stroke Rehabilitation Conference
April 24, 2015
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Following Stroke: Where Are We In 2015?
Brad Steinle, MD; Medical Director; Rehabilitation Services-Saint Luke's Health System
Early Recognition and Rapid Transport of Stroke Patients
Joey Araiza, RN, BSN; Vice President of Clinical Services; LifeFlight Eagle
Next Steps: Sharing the Vision of a Community Bases Wellness Program
Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA; Program Director; American Stroke Foundation
Research in Stroke Recovery
Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA; Assistant Professor; Director REACH Laboratory; KU Medical Center
Post Stroke Rehabilitation Issues
Cherie Suther, MD; Board Certified American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Stroke Program Director; MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
Palliative Care of Stroke Patients
Jana Braklow, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CCRN; Olathe Medical Center
Psychological Adjustment After Stroke
Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP; Director, Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City
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
HCA Wesley Care Telemedicine Network

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: