Health Care Professionals

Stroke Coordinator's Consortium

Mission Statement

  • Establish a network for mutual and professional support and collaboration among Oklahoma Stroke Coordinators
  • Provide opportunities to share information and resources related to stroke program development and proficiency across the continuum of care in Oklahoma
  • Promote quality and standardizations of acute stroke care through the use of evidence-based practice guidelines

Purpose

  • To advance acute stroke management in Oklahoma through the standardization of evidence-based care.

For more information, please contact:    
Leigh Ann Brown, MS, APRN-CNS, CCNS
Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
405-949-3575
LeighAnn.Brown@integrisok.com

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Online Re-Certification

The website below is recommended for NIHSS re-certification. This is the same exam and tutorial that was on the American Heart Association's (AHA) web-site, but this site is with the National Stroke Association (NSA). The NSA’s website has had a lot fewer technical problems than the AHA.

http://nihss-english.trainingcampus.net

A couple of tips:
  1. Write your answers down on a piece of paper as you take the exam, that way you can refer to them, as needed, if there are problems with the site.
  2. Use a hard copy of the NIHSS as your reference guide when taking the test online.
  3. Be SURE and remember your password. If you can’t finish the test all in one setting, you can save your answers and come back later. However, if you sign in with a different password, it really messes things up. You have to call the NSA’s helpdesk and it takes a while to get it all straightened out.

If you have any questions about the on-line certification process you can see the FAQ’s at www.stroke.org/NIHSS

 

For Emergency Personnel

Police/Fire/EMS and other Emergency Personnel

“Stroke & Aphasia for Emergency Personnel”  - Covers basic stroke types, rapid recognition and response, FAST recognition, risk factors,  transport issues, aphasia

  • CLEET certified 2 hours (both regular CLEET and 2 hours Mental Health credit)
  •  EMS CEU credit –2 hours EMS CE
  • Training video / more information / take the Stroke and Aphasia Quiz.

“Conditions Which Mimic DUI” - Covers 4 medical conditions which can mimic intoxication or substance abuse – diabetes, post-traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and aphasia

  • CLEET certified 2 hours (both regular and Mental Health credit)
  • EMS CEU credit – will be accredited for 2 hours EMS CEU
  • Training video / more information / take the Medical Conditions Quiz.

All programs are available at no charge – many available on video for “train the trainer”.  For more information, contact Mary.Pinzon@integrisok.com