Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale


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Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

Neurology A 3-item–arm weakness, defects in speech, facial droop–scale for stratifying stroke victims as candidates for thrombolytics. See NIH Stroke Scale, Stroke, Thrombolytics.
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Directed use of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale by laypersons.
All but two of the respondents could name at least one stroke sign or symptom, but only four had ever heard of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale.
To rapidly evaluate a patient with stroke-like signs and symptoms in a clinic or other outpatient setting, use a stroke screening tool with a high sensitivity, (8) such as the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), the Face Arms Speech Time (FAST) test, or the Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS) (TABLE 1).

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