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Stroke Scale Training DVD

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New computer compatible version now available

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announces Version 2.0 of the popular interactive DVD training tool for administering and scoring the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS). Studio-produced footage provides clear views of doctors performing the NIH Stroke Scale. Instructional examples illustrate every potential score on each scale item. On-screen menus allow you to view, repeat, and move between sections with ease. The new set is compatible with computer-based DVD drives as well as DVD players.

The set features:

  • Detailed instruction on each scale item to teach you how to administer and score all items in the NIH Stroke Scale;
  • Two demonstration cases to test your skill by allowing you to score the results before hearing the examiner provide the score;
  • Three full certification sets of six patients each that allows you to score patients and submit your answers to an accrediting organization for certification; and
  • An introduction and commentary from leading stroke experts who provide insight on the significance of the NIH Stroke Scale and tips for proper scoring.

To purchase the NIH Stroke Scale Training DVD or other stroke-related material, please call 1-800-352-9424 or purchase on-line using your credit card.

Please note: Orders are sent via the U.S. Postal Service. If you would like to pay for expedited shipping, please call our toll-free number 1-800-352-9424 after placing your PayPal order. Foreign requestors can call (301) 496-5751. Alternatively, you can email us at to request that an express shipping form be emailed to you.

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