Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council Resources

Updated:Jun 13,2014

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The Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council is a coalition of stroke experts who collaborate to recommend and implement key strategies to reduce the burden of stroke in Nebraska.

 Upcoming Webinars & Education
 email Dawn Noland for login information
Friday, April 11
7:15am - 4pm
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
Time Critical Diagnosis Symposium

 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
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 

Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council

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Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council

Stroke Warning Signs

If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, don't delay!
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause


Immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number so an ambulance (ideally with advanced life support) can be sent for you. Also, check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared. It's very important to take immediate action. If given within three hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. tPA is the only FDA-approved medication for the treatment of stroke within three hours of stroke symptom onset.

TIA, or transient ischemic attack, is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke. The usual TIA symptoms are the same as those of stroke, only temporary. The short duration of these symptoms and lack of permanent brain injury is the main difference between TIA and stroke.