Nebraska Mission: Lifeline® Stroke

Beth Malina BSN, RN, CNRN
Director of Quality & Systems Improvement
(402) 416-5592

American Heart Association
1540 S. 70th St. Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68506

Gary Myers MS, NREMT
Sr. Director Quality & Systems Improvement
(605) 215-1551

American Heart Association
P.O. Box 90545
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Ngia Mua
Mission: Lifeline Project Specialist
(952) 278-7934 

American Heart Association
2750 Blue Water Road, Ste 250
Eagan, MN 55121


Mission: Lifeline Stroke is the American Heart Association’s national initiative to transform stroke care by focusing efforts on connecting all of the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces use of evidence-based guidelines, measures performance, identifies gaps and engages in improvement projects at a system level.


Hospital Toolkit: 

Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage Guidelines (PDF)

Acute Stroke Guidelines (PDF)

Acute Stroke Order Sets Sample (PDF)

Acute Stroke Transfer Handoff (PDF)

Acute Stroke Triage and Transfer Flowsheet (PDF) 

Anatomy and Functional Areas of the Brain (PDF)

CARF Rehab Facilities (PDF)

NE Support Groups Listing (PDF)

NIHSS Long Form (PDF)

NIHSS One Page (PDF)

NSAC Stroke Guidelines (PDF)


Screening Tool to Assess Need for Rehab (PDF)

Target Stroke Phase 2 Best Practice Strategies (PDF)


EMS Toolkit:

Acute Stroke Triage and Transfer Flowsheet (PDF) 

Acute Stroke Transfer Handoff (PDF)

Checklist 911 (PDF)

CVA Suspected Stroke State Model Guideline (PDF)

Hospital Levels of Care (PDF)

NIHSS (NIH Stroke Scale)

RACE card (PDF)

Stroke Guidelines (PDF) 


FAQ Sheet (PDF)

Stroke & Rehab Symposium 6-2019


Mission: Lifeline Stroke Bootcamp