Managing the Patient with Stroke - Understanding and Using the NIHSS

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Every year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association (2016), it is the 5th largest cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people per year. Of those patients who survive, many experience moderate or severe impairments that require special care. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool used to measure the severity of stroke symptoms, as well as aid in the identification of the injury location. The NIHSS has also been shown to strongly predict the likelihood of a patient’s recovery after stroke. This course will assist clinicians in the acute care setting who are caring for patients suffering from acute stroke. 

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Every year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association (2016), it is the 5th largest cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people per year. Of those patients who survive, many experience moderate or severe impairments that require special care. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool used to measure the severity of stroke symptoms, as well as aid in the identification of the injury location. The NIHSS has also been shown to strongly predict the likelihood of a patient’s recovery after stroke. This course will assist clinicians in the acute care setting who are caring for patients suffering from acute stroke. 

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