KISS Education

Updated:Jun 5,2014
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 (

 Upcoming Webinars & Education

KISS Education Flyer   

Phone: 888-549-8569
Participant passcode: 259070

Conference number: RG4866743
Audience passcode: 2592070

Please email to register for each webinar to ensure a spot on the call.

June 17

Interventional Stroke
Michael Abraham MD (Ten.)
KU Hospital
July 1

Stroke Program Development
Janice Sandt RN MS
KU Hospital
July 15
NIHSS Review/Tips

 Previous Stroke Webinar Presentations
June 3, 2014"Post Event Care/Transport"  wmv              PDF presentation  
Cristina Speaks, RN, Utilization Review Coordinator/Stroke Coordinator; Angela Welch, RN, Director of Emergency Services, Ransom Memorial Hospital; and Nick Robbins, Franklin County EMS Chief, Ottawa, KS
May 6, 2014"An Overview of Intravenous Alteplase (tPA) for Acute Ischemic Stroke,"   wmv
Craig Shipley, APRN, FN-BC, CNRN
The University of Kansas Hospital
April 22, 2014"Core Principles of Stroke"  wmv            
Presentation PDF  
Linda Bayless MSN, APRN, CNRN
Via-Christi Health
April 8, 2014"Stroke Education: Posterior Circulation Strokes,"  wmv; 
Presentation PDF
Via-Christi Health
March 25, 2014"Anterior Circulation Strokes," wmv
Presentation PDF
Wendy Dusenbury, MSN, APRN, Via-Christi Health