You are called to the house of a 69-year-old female whose neighbor came to visit and found her unable to speak without slurring her words. You arrive to find an elderly female seated on the couch appearing very frightened. She attempts to talk, but is unable to appropriately form her words. The neighbor is present who does not know the patient's past medical history. BP 126/78 R: 18 Pulse Ox: 98% on room Air P: 76 (irregular)
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Question 1 of 4
What is the most important information to obtain from the neighbor if possible?
Question 2 of 4
What assessment takes priority in evaluating this patient?
Question 3 of 4
What three things does the Cincinnati Stroke Scale assess?
Question 4 of 4
rTPA can be given to patients who present how many hours after onset of symptoms?
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