Be sure and watch all of the DVD segments below except for Part 8 – Credits. Skip that one.
NIH Stroke Scale YouTube video. Uploaded on Aug 12, 2011
The above is a brief DEMONSTRATION & EXPLANATION of the NIH Stroke Scale
Below is a summary of the eleven components of the scale:
The next two pictures are to be used with Item 9 Best Language:
The nine sentences below are to be read by the patient for Item 9 Best Language:
The word list below is to be read by the patient to evaluate for Item 10 Dysarthria:
Next is the official stroke scale form:
And finally, the following are from the instructional DVD of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announces Version 2.0 of the popular interactive DVD training tool for administering and scoring the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS). Studio-produced footage provides clear views of doctors performing the NIH Stroke Scale. Instructional examples illustrate every potential score on each scale item.
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