Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Updated:Sep 25,2014

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
Thursday, October 9, 10am-7:30pm 
Friday, October 10,   8-11:45am 

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan & Manhattan Conference Center
5th Annual Kansas STEMI & Stroke Summit
Tuesday, October 28
St. Luke's East Hospital
Lee's Summit, MO
"Psychological Effects of Stroke Seminar" Brochure
Registration deadline: Oct. 14
Wednesday, October 29
7:30am - 12:30pm
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
"Stroke! Now what?" Brochure
Saturday, November 8
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium
Lawrence, KS
"Examining the Clinical Presentation and Neuropathology of Stroke" Brochure
Debbie Summers, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN
Friday, November 14
Saint Luke's Northland - Barry Road
"Treatment of Hemorrhagic Stroke"
Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute

 Previous Webinars & Education
9.10.13"Current Interventions for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (PDF)," Paul J. Camarata, MD, FAC, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas Hospital
Recorded Camarata Webinar
note: fast forward to about 13:30 minutes into the recording for the presentation to start
8.15/16Kansas 4th Annual STEMI and Stroke Summit Presentations Colleen Lectenberg, MD, Medical Director of Comprehensive Stroke Program, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The University of Kansas Medical Center
  • "EMS Protocol Development"     
    Darlene S. Whitlock, RN, APRN, Project Coordinator, EMS Model Protocol Project, Kansas Medical Society
  • "Stroke Guidelines Update"     
    Janice Sandt, MS, BSN, RN, CCM, Comprehensive Stroke Center, The University of Kansas Hospital     
7.16.13"Low NIHSS & Use of IV tPA" Presentation, Michael Rippee, MD UKMC
Low NIHSS Recorded Webinar
note: fast forward about 1 minute into the recording for the audio to start
6.12.13"TCD, Core Measures & GWTG for Stroke" Presentation
TCD Recorded Missouri Webinar
note: fast forward about 1 minute into the recording for the audio to start
6.11.13"Dysphagia in the Acute Stroke" Presentation
Dysphagia Screening Recorded Webinar (sound starts at about 1 minute)
Debbie Summers, Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute
4.9.13"Core Principles of Stroke," slide presentation, Linda Bayless.
Recording is unavailable
3.12.13"Stroke: Endovascular Care and More"  Michael Abraham, MD, University of Kansas  wmv file
note: fast forward about  1 minute into the recording for the audio to start
12.4.12EMS Webinar: Dr. Talkad  wmv file
note: the audio starts about 1:15 seconds into the recording
PDF of EMS Webinar slides 

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)