Asking paramedics to do finger-to-nose tests may improve stroke care

The results of a small trial are intriguing but need to be scaled up, authors say
Reuters Health

Adding the finger-to-nose test to standard screening may better help paramedics to recognise posterior circulation ischaemic stroke, results from a small study suggest. 

US researchers gave instruction on the finger-to-nose test to all 146 paramedics at a single emergency-medical-services agency.