South Central Wisconsin Regional Stroke Systems of Care Conference

Updated:Oct 24,2013

AHA-ASA logo colorJoin the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program* and the American Heart Association as we identify and address barriers to smooth transitions of care for acute stroke patients -- from emergency medical services to hospitals, and during hospital-to-hospital transfers.

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South Central Regional Stroke System of Care Conference
Friday, October 25th, 2013         8am - 2:45pm
American Family Insurance National Headquarters, Auditorium A2141

The American Heart Association has applied for CMEs and CEUs for those who attend the event in person.

The goal of this conference is to kick-off the development of regional Stroke Systems of Care.

  • Upon completion of this event, participants will be able toDefine the goals and objectives of the WI Coverdell Stroke Program
  • Explain the components of a stroke system and the ideal practices of each partner (EMS, Referring hospitals, Stroke Centers).
  • Identify barriers that exist within the current stroke practices for the region.
  • Devise a regional stroke plan that standardizes EMS protocols, stroke definitions, and transport plans to improve stroke outcomes and treatment.Discuss a data-feedback system for regional reporting of stroke measures to hospitals and EMS leadership.
Who should attend:
Neurologists, ED physicians, nurses, EMS personnel, and other health care professionals who can improve the quality of stroke systems
of care. Prerequisites: Practicing members in a medical, nursing, EMS or other health care field that utilizes clinical, operational, managerial, educational or administrative skills. No minimum experience or education level.

* The Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, MetaStar and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate. Funding for the program is made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Stroke Education Resources
Journals Articles / Updated Stroke Guidelines