Waller Stroke Kardex

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Problem

Care of stroke patients requires a nurse to have specific information on hand quickly.  This information is scattered throughout the EMR and various clinical systems and is difficult to consolidate into one easy to use format.

MInnovation

The Stroke Kardex compiles all the necessary patient health information nurses need to care for their patients.  This simple form negates the need to go to the computer station to reference the EMR.

Materials

Stroke Kardex fact sheet.

NOTE: Stroke Kardex M-Page in MedConnect coming soon.

Meet the MInnovator
Sheila Waller, CMSRN, BSN
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Sheila Waller CMSRN, BSN, graduated from University of Maryland in 2006 and has been a valued MedStar associate for 5 years. Sheila has always always liked the culture and values at MedStar since doing her senior practicum in Obstetrics in 2004. Upon joining MedStar, Sheila felt that she was immediately encouraged to participate in committees, pups, staff meetings, town meetings and to invest in her own professional development. Sheila soon began by getting her certification as a Medical Surgical Nurse and then applying for the Professional Nursing Ladder with the Stroke Kardex project in 2014. To Sheila’s surprise it was a hit and resulted in her nomination for the innovation award and recognition at the award program during Nurses’ week. Sheila is a proud mother of eight children; two of her own and six step-children with her husband of five years. Religion plays a strong part in Sheila’s life and is a source of guidance and strength.