Minnesota Acute Stroke System
To improve outcomes for thousands of people, we're changing the way emergency medical services triage and treat stroke patients. With emergency medical services and hospitals working together, we can make a real difference in people's lives.
With stroke, time lost is brain lost. More than one-third of Minnesotans live over 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. Nearly 1 in 3 stroke victims arrive first at a small, rural hospital, which highlights the need to make sure that every community hospital is equipped to treat acute stroke patients.
Planning (Updated 5/7/2013)We partnered with the American Heart Association to convene the Minnesota Acute Stroke System Council to develop an acute stroke system for Minnesota. The charge for this group was to:
- Adopt standard protocols for emergency medical services to assess and triage stroke patients.
- Identify hospitals that can treat stroke patients and meet criteria to participate in the system.
- Create the parameters for data collection, performance improvement, and system coordination and monitoring.
Phase 1 planning concluded in December 2012. Legislation was introduced in the 2013 Minnesota Legislature to authorize the Minnesota Department of Health to designated hospitals. This legislation is found in the health and human services omnibus bill (click here to view the bill).
The next phase for the system will be to prepare for hospital designations. We anticipate the designation process to begin in January 2014.
For more information, please contact Albert Tsai at email@example.com.
- Phase 1: System Plan Development. [March 2011-December 2012]
- Phase 2: System Preparation, hospital applications, general communication [June 2013-December 2013]
- Phase 3: Implementation: Hospital designations (January 2014),
- Phase 4: EMS protocol adoption (January 2014 - December 2014)
- Phase 5: Performance Improvement (January 2015)
MINNESOTA ACUTE STROKE SYSTEM COUNCIL INFORMATION
Date Slide Deck or Other Document Recording Link 3/30/11 3-30-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt 1.8 MB) 4/27/11 4-27-11SLIDE DECK. (ppt, 11.7 MB) 5/25/11 5-25-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt 66 KB)
6/22/11 6-22-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 77 KB)
6-22-11 QUESTIONS AND SUMMARY (pdf 107KB)
6-22-11 LISTENING GUIDE (pdf, 158 KB)
8/24/11 8-24-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 132 KB)
8-24-11 Comments from Questionnaire (pdf, 250 KB)
8-24-11 RECORDING (44 min) 9/28/11 9-28-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 104 KB) 9-28-11 RECORDING (59 min) 10/26/11 10-26-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 161 KB) 10-26-11 RECORDING (47 min) 12/21/11 12-21-11 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 119 KB) 12-21-11 RECORDING (48 min) 2/22/12 2-22-12 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 95 KB) 2-22-12 RECORDING (34 min) 4/18/12 4-18-12 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 86 KB) No recording 5/16/12 5-16-12 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 88 KB) 5-16-12 RECORDING (26 min) 7/18/12 7-18-12 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 85 KB) 7-18-12 RECORDING (35 MIN)10/24/1210-24-12 SLIDE DECK (ppt, 91 KB) 10-24-12 RECORDING (59 MIN)
Resources and Products
- Minnesota Acute Stroke System Information Sheet (pdf/2 pages/266 kb)
- Minnesota Acute Stroke System Council Charter (pdf, 15 kb)
- Steering Committee Roster (posted 6/6/2012 pdf, 178 kb)
- Hospital Designation Criteria (Draft posted 6/6/2012) (pdf, 281 kb)
- EMS Stroke Protocol (Draft posted 6/6/2012) (pdf, 272 kb)
- Minnesota Stroke Fact Sheet
- Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Burden Report
- Heart and Stroke Statistics – 2011 Update (Roger, Circulation, 2011)
Other state stroke system model information
- Revised and Updated Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers (Alberts, Stroke 2011)
- Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
(Alberts, Stroke, 2005)
- Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers (Alberts, JAMA, 2000)
- Metrics for Measuring Quality of Care in Comprehensive Stroke Centers (Furie, Circulation, 2011)
- Recommendations for the Establishment of Stroke Systems of Care (Schwamm, Stroke, 2005)