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NIH Stroke Scale

National Stroke Association is the only organization that offers certification in NIHS.  We provide you online training and testing with instant results, CME and Certificate and by NINDS/NIH DVD, and corresponding scantron exams for individual or classroom/group training and testing.   

The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) can be used as a clinical stroke assessment tool to evaluate and document neurological status in stroke patients. The stroke scale is valid for predicting lesion size and can serve as a measure of stroke severity. The NIHSS has been shown to be a predictor of both short and long term outcome of stroke patients.

Additionally, the stroke scale serves as a data collection tool for planning patient care and provides a common language for information exchanges among healthcare providers.

National Stroke Association offers certification in NIHSS through two delivery mechanisms:

  1. Online.  Online testing with instant results, CME and Certificate. 
    Need Help? Please call the help line at (512)302-3113 or email campushelp@trainingcampus.com with any questions about the online system, including forgotten passwords, CME, re-printing certificates, etc.

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  2. Scantron test.
    Training by NINDS/NIH DVD, and corresponding paper scantron exams provided by National Stroke Association for individual or classroom/group training and testing. National Stroke Association is the only organization to offer the scantron exams!

    Exam order form (non-members)

The NINDS/NIH training and testing DVD can be obtained by contacting the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at 1-800-352-9424 or the NINDS/NIH website.

National Stroke Association Stroke Center Network (SCN) members may order copies of the exam at no charge, which includes scoring and certificates of completion. Nonmembers pay $25 per exam.

For more information on how to become an SCN member, contact pmembers@stroke.org or 303-754-0934.

If you are currently a member, please contact pmembers@stroke.org or 303-754-0934 for your order form.

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