State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium – ISC

The State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium is an opportunity to share innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes. An exciting plenary program and stimulating break-out sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various skill levels.

This can’t-miss forum is designed to provide cutting-edge information for nursing, rehabilitation and other healthcare professionals who treat patients and families in all phases of stroke care from prevention to treatment in the emergency department through rehabilitation. The symposium will update and inform the audience about nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care (primary and secondary prevention, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, rehabilitation, and program development).

2024 Nursing Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST) (GMT -7)

Main Event

Brenda J Johnson, Baltimore, MD
Mary Rodgers, Getzville, NY

Nursing Symposium Main Event
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks from NS Program Committee Chair
Brenda J Johnson, Baltimore, MD
8:05 a.m. Council Welcome and Remarks from the CVSN Council Chair
Nancy A Pike, Los Angeles, CA
8:10 a.m. Stroke Article of the Year
Nurses Health and Well-Being and DEI
8:20 a.m. Title TBD
Katie Boston-Leary, Baltimore, MD
8:50 a.m. Q & A
Stroke During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period
9:10 a.m. Title TBD
Eliza C Miller, New York, NY
9:35 a.m. Q & A
9:50 a.m. Break
Tailoring Nursing Care to Prevent Complications After a Stroke
10:00 a.m. Swimming Between the Flags: Removing Critical Thinking from Nursing Care
Skye Coote, Parkville, Australia
10:10 a.m. Care Plans: A Help or A Hinderance?
10:20 a.m. Feeding the Individual and Not the Masses
Elizabeth Lightbody, Preston, United Kingdom
10:30 a.m. Q & A
Escaping a Code Stroke: Evaluation of the Impact of Escape Room Methodology on Nursing Attitudes toward Acceptance of Acute Stroke Management Guidelines
10:40 a.m. Escape Room: Putting It Together
Diana B Lai, Lo Beach, CA
11:00 a.m. Virtual Interaction Experience
11:20 a.m. Q & A
11:30 a.m. Lunch

Concurrent 1: Care Across the Continuum

Daiwai M Olson, Dallas, TX
Stacie Stevens, Richmond VA

Concurrent 1 Schedule
Time Event
AHA's Post-Acute Care Stroke Program Standards: Delivering Comprehensive Care Across the Continuum
1:00 p.m. AHA's Post-Acute Stroke Care Program Standards: Why Do We Need Them and How Were They Developed?
Joel Stein, Sharon, MA
1:12 p.m. Assuring High Quality Standardized Post-Acute Stroke Care
Barbara J Lutz, Chapel Hill, NC
1:24 p.m. Stories From the Field: Implementing Stroke Post-Acute Care Standards
1:36 p.m. Acknowledging Disparities and Improving Access: Stroke Rehab and Recovery Policy
Nneka L Ifejika, Dallas, TX
1:48 p.m. Q & A
Patient and Family Readiness: Providing the Best Care for Our Patients Post-Discharge
2:00 p.m. Title TBD
Cassandra Forrest, Columbus OH
2:11 p.m. Title TBD
2:22 p.m. Title TBD
Anastasia Gerardi, Pickeriton, OH
2:33 p.m. Q & A
2:45 p.m. Break
Stroke Recovery
3:00 p.m. Virtual Stroke Recovery
Steven R Zeiler, Lutherville, MD
3:20 p.m. Progressive Mobility after Stroke: Who, What, Why, When, and How?
Elizabeth K. Zink, Baltimore, MD
3:40 p.m. Q&A
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Abstract Presentations
More information coming soon.

Concurrent 2: Acute Care

Kerri Jepson, Golden, CO
Gina Littlejohn, IL

Concurrent 2 Schedule
Time Event
Rapid Disposition of Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage
1:00 p.m. Neuro ICU Fast Track: Care from ED to ICU for the ICH Patient
Nicolle W Davis, Gainesville, FL
1:15 p.m. Small and Stable: Implementation of Intermediate Step-Down Unit for Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients
Callie Marzulli, Germantown, TN
1:30 p.m. Activation of Hemorrhagic Stroke Transfers and DIDO Time Goals
Jennifer Patterson, Chattanooga, TN
1:45 p.m. Q &A
Horses and Zebras: Optimizing Your Assessment Skills with Unusual Presentations
2:00 p.m. Is it All in the Head or Is This A Stroke?
2:11 p.m. The Right Side of Stroke
Kathryn Funk, Portsmouth, VA
2:22 p.m. I'm So Dizzy!
Alicia M Richardson, Palmyra, PA
2:33 p.m. Q&A
2:45 p.m. Break
Research Consent in Hyper Acute Settings: What Should Nurses Know?
3:00 p.m. Ensuring Patients Rights in Research
Amber C Piacenti, Houston, TX
3:12 p.m. Nursing Knowledge in Informed Consent
Thao Dinh, Houston, TX
3:24 p.m. Real-World Scenarios
Bora Yskollari, Houston, TX
3:36 p.m. Best Practice When Stars Do Not Align
Rachel Leicht, Houston, TX
3:48 p.m. Q&A
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Abstract Presentations
More information coming soon.

Concurrent 3: Stroke Program Optimization

Cesar Velasco, Hershey, PA
Ronna Finnie, Little Rock, AR

Concurrent 3 Schedule
Time Event
Nursing Roles in Tele-Stroke
1:00 p.m. Advance Practice Providers Virtual Rounds
Wendy Dusenbury, Wichita, KS
1:15 p.m. An International Perspective on Telenursing
Ali Alsaleh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1:30 p.m. Nursing Role for MSU Telemedicine
Skye Coote, Parkville, Australia
1:45 p.m. Q & A
Improving Stroke Care for All: Optimizing Stroke Systems of Care
2:00 p.m. Why Do Roadblocks to Stroke Care Still Exist When We Know Better?
Julia Retelski, Charlotte, NC
2:11 p.m. Regional and Metro Variations in Stroke Barriers
Kiffon M Keigher, Chicago, IL
2:22 p.m. Nursing to Reduce Stroke Roadblocks
Lauren Macko, Huntersville, NC
2:33 p.m. Q&A
2:45 p.m. Break
Artificial Intelligence
3:00 p.m. AI: What's It All About
Karen B Seagraves, Charlotte, NC
3:25 p.m. CT and AI: Pitfalls and Fallacies
Amy Heyden, Buffalo, NYU
3:50 p.m. Q & A
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Abstract Presentations
More information coming soon.