Slim Stroke Scales for Assessing Patients with Acute Stroke: Ease of Use or Loss of Valuable Assessment Data?
Brandon R. Nye, RN, BSN, Christina E. Hyde, RN, BSN, Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD, Karen C. Albright, DO, MPH, Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, and Anne W. Alexandrov, RN, PhD, CCRN, ANVP-BC
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the use of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) as a standard of practice in measurement of neurological disability.
  • Discuss the relationship and value of the NIHSS, “slim” versions of the scale, and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) as assessment tools for patients with ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage.
  • List 3 reasons the use of the full NIHSS is important to patient care.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A1221062
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 11/1/2015

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Slim Stroke Scales for Assessing Patients with Acute Stroke: Ease of Use or Loss of Valuable Assessment Data?

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