AHORA: a Spanish language tool to identify acute stroke symptoms.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
cerebrovascular disorders, intervention, race factors, risk factors, stroke
Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine
OBJECTIVE: To develop a Spanish language tool for acute stroke identification.
METHODS: A Spanish language translation of the Balance-Eyes-Face-Arm-Speech-Time tool was developed within our emergency medical services agency.
RESULTS: The authors present a new prehospital stroke tool, Andar, Hablar, Ojos, Rostro and Ambos Brazos o Piernas (AHORA) (which means now in Spanish) to help combat the language barrier and reinforce the necessity to call 9-1-1 as soon as any stroke symptoms are noted.
CONCLUSION: AHORA is a Spanish language tool that aims to help Spanish-speaking individuals to identify an acute stroke and obtain prompt help.
Publisher or Conference
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Banerjee P, Koumans H, Weech MD, Wilson M, Rivera-Morales M, Ganti L. AHORA: a Spanish language tool to identify acute stroke symptoms [published online ahead of print, 2021 Oct 26]. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2021;svn-2021-001280. doi:10.1136/svn-2021-001280