The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the NIHSS: Time for a Change?

August 31, 2021
The NIHSS remains the fundamental assessment of stroke severity. However, some have called for modifying the NIHSS to better capture disability. Is it time to change the NIHSS?
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How Do I Identify Patients at Risk for a Secondary Event Following an Initial Acute Ischemic Stroke?

August 3, 2021
Identification of patients at high risk for secondary ischemic event, after initial event or post TIA...is minimal tissue damage really that big of a deal related to secondary stroke? Drs. Galen Henderson of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Jordan Bonomo of the University of Cincinnati discuss key perspectives from a neurocritical, emergency medicine, and stroke perspective related to this important area of medicine.
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The New Standards for Prehospital Stroke Patient Destinations; the Dawn of a New Era in EMS

March 11, 2021
The destination for prehospital patients with suspected stroke has been controversial for many years. Should they be taken to the closest ED, the closest stroke ready hospital, or the closest comprehensive stroke center? Does rural, suburban, or urban location matter when selecting a receiving institution? The new AHA white paper addresses this and more.
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Emergency Nursing Assessments, the NIHSS and Pitfalls in Identifying Acute Stroke Patients. How Do You Do It, and Do It Well?

December 4, 2020
Nurses in the emergency setting are the key to stroke patient progression. From first point of assessment and triage, ED nurses set the standard. 
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Controversies in Prehospital Medicine: Choosing the Destination Medical Center for Stroke Patients

December 2, 2020
Once a stroke is suspected in the field, it stands to reason that the destination matters for the patient. But how much does it matter and where should patients be taken? Data meets politics in this compelling podcast.
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