Thursday, March 1, 2012


UseRule Out Stroke In the Emergency Room
ScoringScore: 0 for no
- Has there been loss of consciousness or syncope?  (-1 for yes)
- Has there been seizure activity?  (-1 for yes)
- Is there a new onset or waking from sleep?
       - asymmetric facial weakness  (1 for yes)
       - asymmetric arm weakness  (1 for yes)
       - asymmetric leg weakness  (1 for yes)
       - speech disturbance  (1 for yes)
       - visual field defect  (1 for yes)
AssessmentIf total score > 0: stroke likely
If less or equals to 0: low probability but cannot exclude

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