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Feasibility study to assess the use of the Cincinnati stroke scale by emergency medical dispatchers: a pilot study.
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PMID:  21849337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) receiving a call via 911 is the first point of contact within the acute care system and plays an important role in early stroke recognition. Published studies show that the diagnostic accuracy of stroke of EMD needs to be improved. Therefore, the National Association of Emergency Medical Dispatchers implemented a stroke diagnostic tool modelled after the Cincinnati stroke scale across 3000 cities worldwide. This is the first time a diagnostic tool that requires callers to test physical findings and report those back to the EMD has been implemented. However, the ability of EMD and 911 callers to use this in real time has not been reported. The goal of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility of an EMD applying the Cincinnati stroke scale tool during a 911 call, and to report the time required to administer the tool.
Prasanthi Govindarajan; Natalie T Desouza; Jessica Pierog; David Ghilarducci; S Claiborne Johnston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2011-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-05     Completed Date:  2013-05-27     Revised Date:  2013-09-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  848-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems*
Emergency Medical Services / standards*
Feasibility Studies
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Stroke / diagnosis*
Grant Support
K08 HS 017965-02/HS/AHRQ HHS; KL2 RR024130/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR024131/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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