Assessing the ED Stroke Patient for Disability - What Are the Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them?
Moderator: Jordan Bonomo, MD, FCCM, FNCS
Other Participants: William A. Knight IV, MD, FACEP, FNCS
The NIH Stroke Scale is beneficial when used correctly but is has its limitations. Relying entirely on the NIHSS will miss significant disability in a number of patients. Acute stroke care demands more than just an NIHSS assessment.
Dr. William Knight is an internationally recognized expert in emergent stroke care and stroke education. In this discussion, Dr. Knight shares his stroke care heuristics, developed from treating thousands of patients. He will debunk “minor stroke” as a term and help you understand how to best assess your acute stroke patients and understand the extent of potential disability in this critically important podcast.