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1 MINNESOTA STROKE HOSPITAL DESIGNATION WEBINAR Albert W. Tsai, PhD, MPH Minnesota Department of Health (651) 201-5413 Megan M. Hicks, MHA Minnesota Department of Health (651) 201-5436 Tuesday, February 4 th 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm 1

2  Understand how to apply for Stroke Hospital Designation.  Where to apply  Process for applying  Timeline for deadlines and designation effective dates  Resources to help you along the way  Review criteria to become designated by MDH as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, Primary Stroke Center or Comprehensive Stroke Center. OBJECTIVE 2

3 MINNESOTA STROKE SYSTEM In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health to designate hospitals in Minnesota as stroke facilities. View Minnesota State Statutes 144.492-494 Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Primary Stroke Center Comprehensive Stroke Center 3

4  Goal: every person in Minnesota has access to timely stroke care, regardless of their location in the state  Destination for potential stroke should be the closest “stroke-ready” hospital or emergency center  Vision: every hospital is equipped and prepared to diagnose and treat ischemic stroke MINNESOTA STROKE SYSTEM 4

5 1.An acute stroke team available or on-call 24 hours a days, seven days a week 2.Written stroke protocols, including triage, stabilization of vital functions, initial diagnostic tests, and use of medications 3.Written plan and letter of cooperation with EMS regarding triage and communication that are consistent with regional patient care procedures 4.Emergency department personnel who are trained in diagnosing and treating acute stroke 5.The capacity to complete basic laboratory tests, electrocardiograms, and chest x-rays 24 hours a day, seven days a week 6.The capacity to perform and interpret brain injury imaging studies 24 hours a day, seven days a week 7.Written protocols that detail available emergent therapies and reflect current treatment guidelines, which include performance measures and are revised at least annually 8.A neurosurgery coverage plan, call schedule, and a triage/transportation plan; 9.Transfer protocols and agreements for stroke patients 10.Designated medical director with experience and expertise in acute stroke care ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL 5

6  Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2014 for an effective date of April 1, 2014.  Future dates to be announced  Designations will be given quarterly  All hospitals to be designated by January 1, 2015  Three-year designation period TIMELINE 6

7  Designation manager is responsible for filling out the application and fielding follow-up questions.  Primary Contact  Secondary Contact  Access the electronic application at Minnesota Stroke Central/ Minnesota Stroke Registry Tool website:  Obtain a Username and Password:  The facility administrator for your hospital has an account and can set up the designation manager with an account.  If you don’t know who your facility administrator is, contact Megan Hicks at or (651) DESIGNATION MANAGER 7

8  Facility Administrator to login to the Minnesota Stroke Central/ Minnesota Stroke Registry Tool website with their credentials. NEW USER ACCOUNT 8

9  Go to Facility in the main menu and select My User Accounts NEW USER ACCOUNT 9

10  Click on Add Staff NEW USER ACCOUNT 10

11  Type in the new user’s first and last name, phone number, email and User ID. Check Designation Manager. Check a Facility. Click Submit. NEW USER ACCOUNT 11

12  New user to access Minnesota Stroke Central and click on Reset/Request Password. NEW USER ACCOUNT 12

13  Type in User ID and click on Send Request. NEW USER ACCOUNT 13

14  An email will be sent to the user with a temporary password.  Type in the User ID and temporary password.  Click on Log In. NEW USER ACCOUNT 14

15  Enter and verify a new password for your account.  Click on Save New Password. NEW USER ACCOUNT 15

16  Go to the Designation tab in the menu bar. ACCESSING THE APPLICATION Live Preview 16

17  All attachments must be in PDF format  A maximum of 10 attachments per documentation requirement is allowed  A maximum of 2MB per attachment is allowed NOTES ABOUT THE APPLICATION  ASRH Criterion 1 - 10 can be completed in any order  The application will automatically save when you attach a file.  After clicking on Documentation Complete, you can make changes to your application by deleting files or attaching new files. 17

18  Share this information with hospital leadership  Assemble team to work on designation  Start gathering documentation (PDFs)  Identify designation manager for the application NEXT STEPS – APPLICATION PREPARATION 18

19  Minnesota Stroke System Hospital Designation Toolkit: ents/MinnesotaStrokeSystemToolkit140116.pdf  How to Guide: Stroke Hospital Designation Application Coming Soon  Stay Informed: Subscribe to Minnesota Stroke News on Gov Delivery at RESOURCES 19

20  Contact Minnesota Department of Health:   Megan Hicks: (651)  Albert Tsai: (651)  Minnesota Stroke System Website: QUESTIONS 20

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