Midwest Affiliate Quality and Systems Improvement Events

Focus on Quality: The more healthcare quality improves, the more patient outcomes do too.

Reserve your spot at the next American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate Quality and Systems Improvement Workshop/ Webinar

Upcoming Events:

None listed at this time.

Past Events:

North Dakota Mission: Lifeline Stroke & Cardiac Conference 
October 24-25, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo, ND 


FAST ED: A Novel EMS Screening Approach for Stroke Triage (PDF), Nirav R. Bhatt, MD, Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center, Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital 

Shifting Early Acute Stroke Management Paradigm in Rural Critical Access Hospitals (PDF), Mark Klabo, MPAS, PA-C, CHI Mercy Health Valley City

Cardiac Ready Community: Road to Success (PDF), Alana McClellan, CHI Mercy Health Valley City

EMS and Nursing Considerations in VAD Patient Care (PDF), Brittany Butzler BSN, RN, Froedtert and the Medical College of WI 

All About STEMIs (PDF), Brittney Urvand, RN, BSN, CCCC, Essentia Health Fargo 

Is There Such a Thing as Being Too Young to Have a STEMI? (PDF),  Brittney Urvand, RN, BSN, CCCC, Essentia Health Fargo

Atypical Symptoms (PDF), Sarah Miller, RN, Sanford Bismarck 

Behind Closed Doors: Improving our Door to Needle Times (PDF), JuLann Wiseman, RN, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck 

Sanford Bismarck: Deficit Vs NIHSS in tPA Administration (PDF), Samantha Richter, RN

Hypertension Update What’s New in Prevention (PDF), Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, UND SMHS

STEMI Coordinator Case Study: Do I Really Need to Call 911? (PDF), Joan Reis, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck 

Iowa + Nebraska Stroke/STEMI Conference

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Dr. Congello - Iowa STEMI Guidelines and Lytics (PDF)
Dr. Harold Adams - Triaging Patients with Stroke (PDF)
Dr. Majerus - STEMI System of Care (PDF)
Julie Buckelew - Mission: Lifeline Strategies and Successes (PDF)
Dr. Gard - Endovascular Treatment for Stroke (PDF)
Keri Barclay - CAH Journey to Stroke Care Excellence (PDF)
Kevin Handke - 12 Lead ECG (PDF)
Terri Hamm and Jen Thoe - Stroke Rehab and Connections (PDF)
Brian Helland - Data Driven Healthcare in EMS (PDF)
Gary Myers - STEMI System of Care and GWTG CAD 2018 (PDF)
Katie Bergen and Beth Malina - Stroke Systems of Care Iowa and Nebraska (PDF)

Cardiovascular Emergencies Conference
Feb. 9, 2018
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center


CPR Legislation (PDF)
Resuscitation (PDF)
Rural EMS Responses (PDF)
Rural STEMI Case (PDF)
Survivor Story (PDF)
Target BP (PDF)
Resurrection Project (PDF)
Mission: Lifeline (PDF)