[Answer] A patient comes to the emergency department with a suspected stroke. The patient is alert and oriented and accompanied by a family member. The family member says “I noticed he was slurring his words and had trouble walking like his leg was numb.” After completing the primary assessment the stroke team completes a secondary assessment. Which finding would suggest that the patient is experiencing a condition that mimics a stroke?

Answer: In stroke assessment the key to secondary assessment is to rule out stroke mimics such as hypoglycemia.
A patient comes to the emergency department with a suspected stroke. The patient is alert and oriented and accompanied by a family member. The family member says “I noticed he was slurring his words and had trouble wal…

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