Quote from batmik
Anybody doing the certifications for this at their hospital? We are in the process of becoming a stroke center and have to do this certification. What have you thought of it. How was the scale taught to you? Did you feel you were well prepared to test for it?
We use the NIH Stroke scale, they went all out and trained the staff and I'm not sure how they did it. But they never kept up with it and the time I started there I was tought by coworkers.
Then they decided to try again, we went to a one hour inservice, took the test. Supposedly six months later or some time later there was to be another test. But as is typical, it wasn't followed up on.
Sorry, I can't be more help.
That said, I think it's an excellent assessment tool. It's quite thorough, I've found things on patients that I probably never would have noticed had I not been taught the NIH.