KISS Education

Updated:Nov 25,2014
KISS Stroke GraphicAs Kansas has become more organized in the way we treat stroke, many facilities are becoming Emergent Stroke Ready. We also have a group of more distant facilities that will seek Primary Stroke Center designation from their certifying bodies.

Each of these centers will be required to provide at least 4 hours of education to each team member in their hospitals. KISS wants to support both these new Primary Stroke Centers and all our current and developing Emergent Stroke Ready hospitals.

Over the next 12 months we will provide 16 hours of core stroke education and 4 hours of NIHSS orientation. Our core leadership hospitals (University of Kansas Medical Center, Via-Christi Health and Stormont-Vail Healthcare) will provide speakers and resources to improve our knowledge base and improve the care of our stroke patients.

More information is available at Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival (

 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"
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