The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a systematic assessment tool that provides a quantitative measure of stroke-related neurologic deficit. The NIHSS was originally designed as a research tool to measure baseline data on patients in acute stroke clinical trials. Now, the scale is also widely used as a clinical assessment tool to evaluate acuity of stroke patients, determine appropriate treatment, and predict patient outcome.
The NIH Stroke Scale Program is the first and only program originally designed to focus exclusively on NIH Stroke Scale education. The target audiences for this FREE CME / CH (3 CMEs/CHs) accredited program are emergency physicians, neurologists, nurses, clinical research raters and medical students.
For additional information, go to: www.nihstrokescale.org