Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Mission Statement:

Facilitate clinical stroke education and improve patient outcomes through collegiality and collaboration. 

Purpose of Consortium:

To provide evidence-based educational opportunities in the care of stroke patients for all members of the Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Current Geographical Reach:

The Kansas City metropolitan area, northeast Kansas and western Kansas

The Bi-State Stroke Consortium evolved from its beginning as an Operation Stroke group that planned an annual stroke conference for health professionals.  In 2006 the group chose to expand its reach by incorporating a Consortium model. Each member institution agrees to host a 4 hour stroke focused educational segment for nurses each calendar year.  Each Consortium presentation is open to staff from all member organizations at no charge. 


Consortium Offering Calendar (PDF)
Consortium Educational Evaluation

Previous Webinars & Education

20th Annual Stroke Symposium Presentations
November 2018

Revolution and Evolution in Stroke Care and Treatment (PDF)
Marilyn Rymer, MD

EMS Field Considerations and Mission: Lifeline Stroke (PDF)
Peter Panagos, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Target Stroke Phase II (PDF)
Debbie Summers MSN, RN, AHCNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN

Stroke Imaging (PDF)
Alan Reeves, MD

Large Vessel Identification and Treatment Options (PDF)
Karin Olds, MD

Hemorrhagic Stroke (PDF)
Fran Hardaway, MD

Hyperacute BP Management of AIS and ICH in Neurocritical Care: The Evidence and Unresolved Issues (PDF)
Wyssem A. Ramdani, MD, MS, MBA

PFO To Close or Not To Close? (PDF)
Bangalore V. Deepak, MD, FACC

Evolution of Rehabilitation: Qualifications, Criteria and Compensation (PDF)
Amy Goldman, PT, DPT

Right vs. Left Hemisphere Impairment (PDF)
Brad Steinle, MD

Intensive Comprehensive Approaches to Aphasia (PDF)
Allison Tapko, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS
Lauren VanDyke, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

19th Annual Stroke Symposium
November 3, 2017

Start to Finish Stroke Care Hospital and EMS Collaboration (PDF)
Nick Robbins, MICT 

Stroke Severity and Routing (PDF)
John M Gallagher, MD

To Ship or Not to Ship (PDF)
Dr. James L. Hart

Stroke Treatment ED Culture Change: Our Experience (PDF)
Caleb J. Trent, MD

Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Receiving Center (PDF)
Colleen Lechtenberg, MD 

Updates in Endovascular Stroke Therapy (PDF)
Michael G. Abraham, MD, FAHA

Effective Systems of Stroke Care (PDF)
Angela Hawkins, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN

Pediatric Stroke Care (PDF)
Jennifer Flint, MD

Acute Complications of Ischemic Stroke (PDF)
Kartavya Sharma, MD 

Acute Dizziness: Is it A Stroke? (PDF)
Gordon Kelley, MD

Dysphagia: Validating Tool the Importance of a Nursing Dysphagia Screening (PDF)
Kelly Bush, AGACNP
Amy Amos, M.A., CCC-SLP

EKSO GT as a Gait Training Device in Stroke Rehabilitation (PDF)
Natalie Brandt Dirnberger, DPT

2013 Dysphagia White Paper (PDF)

2013 Stroke Guidelines (PDF)

2013 Alignment between Emergency Physicians & the ASA Guidelines (PDF)

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