NIHSS stroke scale - page 3
I am told we will be using the NIHSS stroke scale in our SICU and that we only need to do it on assessment , after 48 hours and then again at transfer. Is this standard practice?:uhoh21:... Read More
0Aug 8, '12 by misswoosieI think only the admin can start a separate forum.
For assessing neurological deficit in acute stroke the NIHSS is almost always used. Another one that used to be used pre-NINDS (at least in Europe) was the Scandanavian Stroke Scale.
For classification of type of stroke there's the Bamford or Oxford Stroke classification which is always used in the UK , but not sure about in the USA.
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For assessment of handicap the Modified Rankin scale
Rehab Measures - Modified Rankin Handicap Scale
For assessment of disability the Barthel Index