2017 Stroke Symposium

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An educational offering to improve the healthcare of Arkansans with stroke.

$60 fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.

7 CNE Contact Hours (Must attend full meeting and complete evaluation.)

Open to:
RNs, LPNs, EMTs, Pharmacy, Full Time Nursing Students

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
J.A. Gilbreath Conference Center


7:30 - 8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits 

8:00 – 8:10  Welcome, Introduction and Invocation

Sharon Aureli, RN MSN SCRN Stroke Nurse Coordinator 

8:10 – 9:30 Clinical Localization of Acute Stroke Symptoms


9:30-10:00 It’s a Small World After All: Pediatric Strokes

Dr. Kapil Arya, Pediatric Neurology  

10:00-10:40 Difficulties of NIH Scoring

Dr. Margaret Tremwell, Stroke Neurology  

10:20 – 10:40  Break 

10:40 – 11:00  When it All Goes South: Angioedema

Rebecca Cowie, MSN, APRN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, SCRN  

11:00 – 11:20  I Will Survive: Developing a Stroke-Specific Clinic

Janice Taylor, DNP GNP-BC APRN  

11:20 -1140 Apples and Oranges: Mediterranean Diet for Stroke Patients

Linda Means, MS RD-LD, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator  

11:40 - 12:10 Gather lunch and return to conference room for next speaker 

12:10 – 12:50  Hot off the Press – Read all about it: Interventional Neurology trial/treatment updates

Dr. Sushrut Dharmadhikari, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Interventional Neurology, Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology  

12:50-1:35  Under Pressure: ICH/SAH/hemorrhagic conversion

Rhonda Finnie, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC  

1:35-1:55  Lean on Me: Developing a Stroke Support Group

Sharon Aureli, RN MSN, CNL, SCRN, RNFA, CNOR  

2:15 – 2:30 Break  

2:30 – 3:00  Call Me Anytime: Benefits of 911 and getting to the right place

Mack Hutchison, BS AS NREMT-P, EMS  

3:00 – 3:30 AR Saves the Day

Renee Joiner, RN BSN AR Saves Director 

3:30 – 4:15  Moving deficits after Stroke

Kim Roberts PT

4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks/Evaluation Certificate/Adjourn 

Baptist Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Central Accreditation Program, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.