Stroke Coordinator Calls

Upcoming Calls

Calls are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-3 PM. Request an invitation from Terri Moore at

Previous Calls

All documents included in this section are PDFs except for the recordings. Presenters have granted their permission to post presentations on the website.

2024 Calls

June 26, 2024

American Heart Association ICH Quality Measures with a presentation by Pat Aysse with AHA and panelists Eli Johnson, Stroke Coordinator, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist CSC; Michelle Comp, Stroke and Chest Pain Coordinator, Novant Health Thomasville; and Erin Lewis, Stroke Program Coordinator, UNC Rex Healthcare.

May 22, 2024

Panel: “Celebrating Stroke Awareness Month in May,” with presentations from Amber Carter, Clinical Quality Coordinator/Stroke-GWTG Registry, Cone Health; Haley Brennan, Regional Stroke Coordinator, Novant Health, Huntersville and Mint Hill Medical Centers; and Caitlin Hughey, Accreditation & Certification Coordinator, UNC Health Blue Ridge.

April 24, 2024

Panel and membership discussion of “Successful strategies for increasing #s of stroke patients coming to the hospital via EMS, reducing private owned vehicle (POV) arrivals; and include the impact on hospital triage practices.” Thank you to our Panelists: Lucinda McLean (Stroke/STEMI Coordinator, Columbus Regional Healthcare System), Nicole Funk (Stroke Nurse Coordinator, Onslow Memorial Hospital) and Michelle Gerolemon (Patient Navigator Stroke Program, WakeMed Health and Hospitals)

March 27, 2024

Dr. Gabriel Torrealba-Acosta, a Duke Fellow, and a co-author of the ZODIAC Trial white paper: Zero Degree Head Positioning in Acute Large Vessel Ischemic Stroke, presented on the trial. The ISC abstract link:

February 28, 2024

Caring for Patients with Obesity by Dr. Alexandra Giedd

January 24, 2024

PATH-s Assessment Tool for Stroke Caregiver Readiness by Barbara Lutz

2023 Calls

November 15, 2023

Post-Stroke Best Practices, Transitions of Care, and Resources by Robin Jones 

October 25, 2023

Stroke Education by Annabelle Black
SAM (Stroke Awareness Matters) Program for 3rd-5th graders by Ally Castelloe

September 27, 2023

Dysphagia Screening and Risk Factor Documentation by Erin Lewis

August 30, 2023

Utilizing Neuro ICU Nurses in the Code Stroke Process by Hannah Bell

July 13, 2023

Overview of the Care of the Patient with Acute Ischemic Stroke by Sue Ashcraft
  • Call Notes
  • Recording - There is no recording of this first Stroke Coordinator Call; access Sue Ashcraft’s August 16, 2022 presentation on the Nursing Guidelines here.
  • Presenter Slides