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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Abbreviations: CNSR, China National Stroke Registry; CPSS, Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale; ESI, Emergency Severity Index; FAST, Face Arm Speech Test; GCNKSS, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study; LAPSS, Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen; LOC, loss of consciousness; MASS, Melbourne Ambulance Stroke Screen; Med PACS, Medic Prehospital Assessment for Code Stroke; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; n/v, nausea or vomiting; OPSS, Ontario Prehospital Stroke Screening Tool; ROSIER, Recognition of Stroke in the Emergency Room; SOB, shortness of breath.
Directed use of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale by laypersons.
Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale: reproducibility and validity.
TABLE 1 Stroke screening tools for outpatient use * (30-32) Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS) (www.strokecenter.org/ trials/scales/cincinnati.html), which assesses the unilateral presence of any (or all) of the 3 key indicators--facial droop, arm drift, or slurred speech Face Arms Speech Time (FAST) (www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?

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