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Out-of-Hospital NIH Stroke Scale

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Administration of thrombolytic agents is useful for treating patients with acute stroke, provided it is administered soon after onset. The Out-of-Hospital NIH Stroke Scale is intended to be a simple method for emergency response personnel to identify patients who may have an acute stroke, so that thrombolytic therapy can be started immediately upon arrival at the health care facility.

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