Identify potential stroke patients and notify the hospital.
Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale Assess for 1) facial droop, 2) arm drift, and 3) slurred speech
If the patient’s family members say he/she is just “acting a little strange” or “not him/herself ” the EMT-Basic should always consider the possibility of a diabetic emergency or stroke. Sometimes early symptoms of these medical problems are subtle and overlap. Becoming experienced at obtaining a history and understanding the medications that patients take can help you uncover clues to the problem the patient may be experiencing today. P RECEPTOR P EARL