Stroke assessment

CINCINNATI PREHOSPITAL STROKE SCALE

Facial Droop
Normal: Both sides of face move equally
Abnormal: One side of face does not move at all

Arm Drift
Normal: Both arms move equally or not at all
Abnormal: One arm drifts compared to the other

Speech
Normal: Patient uses correct words with no slurring
Abnormal: Slurred or inappropriate words or mute

Source:http://www.strokecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cincinnati.pdf

Prevention – assess risk 

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