Regional West to Host Stroke Symposium June 19

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Symptoms include numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side; confusion or trouble understanding other people; difficulty speaking; and trouble seeing. Prompt treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.

The Swedish Stroke Team from HealthONE and Regional West Health Services cordially invite health care professionals to expand their knowledge of the advancements in the early management of acute stroke at a stroke symposium Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Amy Nieberlein, MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C, CEN, stroke nurse practitioner with HealthONE in Denver will present on the topics of neuroanatomy in relation to stroke symptom,  nursing priorities while caring for the acute stroke patient, the latest in acute stroke treatments, and case studies.

Also presenting from the Swedish Stroke Team will be Jeff Wagner, MD, who will cover stroke updates with updated time windows.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours totaling four hours will be provided. Regional West employees should register via Relias Event Title: 2019 Stroke Symposium, Event Code: 805204. Non-Regional West employees should contact the Regional West Education Department to register at 308-630-1112 or email:

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.