Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Stroke System

Updated:Dec 13,2013

Milwaukee Regional Stroke
Systems of Care Conference

Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago Street
Friday, June 14, 2013
8 am - 2:45 pm
Check in starts at 7:30 am
Cost: $15 per person for food
Festa, Bocce, Conference Rooms 1-4

Join us as we identify and address barriers to smooth transitions of care for acute stroke patients between emergency medical services and hospitals, and during hospital-to-hospital transfers.
 
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 member in a medical, nursing, EMS or other health care field that utilizes clinical, operational, managerial, educational or administrative skills. No minimum experience or educational level.
 
The goal of this conference is the development of a regional Stroke System of Care. Upon completion of the Regional Stroke Conference participants will be able to:

  1. Define the goals and objectives of the WI Coverdell Stroke Project
  2. Explain the components of a stroke system and the ideal practices of each partner (EMS, Referring hospitals, Stroke Centers).
  3. Identify the current barriers that exist within the current stroke practices for the region.
  4. Devise a regional stroke plan that standardizes EMS protocols, stroke definitions, and transport plans to improve stroke outcomes and treatment.
  5. Discuss a data-feedback system for regional reporting of stroke measures to hospitals and EMS leadership.
 Conference Agenda 
7:30-8amCheck In 
8:00 - 8:15Welcome / IntroductionKatie Sahajpal, BSN, MSN
Director of Quality Improvement
American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
8:15 - 8:45Overview of WI Coverdell Project   

CE Disclosures  
Dot Bluma, RN
Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Project Manager
MetaStar
8:45 - 9:30EMS Assessment of Regional Landscape     




2012 WI EMS Stroke Data: Greater Milwaukee/Southeastern Region
M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, FACEP
Chief, Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine
Associate Professor Departments of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and The Institute for Health and Society Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Cathy Etter, BSN, RN-Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program EMS QI Consultant, MetaStar
9:45 - 11:45Case Studies - From EMS to Stroke Center
 
EMS to PSC barriers for stroke patients
 

Referring hospital to PSC barriers for stroke patients 


Complex stroke cases, barriers highlighting need PSC/CSC 



Andrew L. Cardoni, MD
Emergency Medicine, ProHealth Care

Michael Connor, DO
Medical Director, CSM Stroke Centers & Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
 
Marc A. Lazzaro, MD
Assistant Professor, Froedtert/Medical College Stroke Program
12:15 - 1:15Break Out Sessions:
   Physician Breakout

AHA/ASA Guidelines     

SSOC Recommendations 2005    

Target: Stroke Manual    

Target: Stroke Best Practices  

Door-To-Needle Editorial   

tPA Clinical Policy    

Stroke 2013 Grotta
Diane S. Book, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Froedtert/Medical College Stroke Program
 
Katie Watkins, BSN, MSN- Director of Quality Improvement, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
 
12:15 - 1:15Breakout Sessions:
   Stroke Coordinator / RNS / EMS 
   Breakout
 
M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, FACEP Chief, Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine
Associate Professor Departments of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and The Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Dot Bluma, RN- Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Project Manager, MetaStar
 
Cathy Etter, BSN, CCEMT-P - Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program, EMS Stroke QI Consultant
MetaStar
1:30 - 2:30Breakout Sessions Reunited  All faculty
2:30 - 2:45Closing Conference Remarks Dot Bluma, RN- Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Project Manager, MetaStar

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