A stroke scale for emergency triage.

@article{WhelleyWilson2004ASS,
  title={A stroke scale for emergency triage.},
  author={Christine M Whelley-Wilson and George Charles Newman},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          247-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a widely used scale for managing acute ischemic stroke but may be too complicated for health care providers not focused on stroke care. We devised the Emergency Triage Stroke Scale (ETSS) to specifically predict the NIHSS when used by emergency medical service (EMS) providers and triage nurses, who do not have subspecialty training in the neurology of stroke. METHODS This scale was designed to match the maximum score in each… CONTINUE READING
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