When a patient is admitted at the acute phase of ischemic stroke, management by neurologists and emergency physicians has to be as fast as possible in order to determine whether the patient can be treated with intravenous thrombolysis (rt-PA). NIHSS app for iOS and Apple Watch helps physicians in this management.
NIHSS app is available on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8. It is optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen size. The iPhone version also includes an Apple Watch app.
It can be downloaded on the App Store here for $0.99
NIHSS calculator & rt-PA checklist
The app allows to calculate NIH score, check for rt-PA inclusion and exclusion criteria, and also calculate rt-PA dosing depending on patient’s weight in Kg or Lb. Dose calculator includes bolus and infusion dose calc.
When thrombolysis is considered, time to needle has to benn as short as possible to maximize treatment efficacy. In the app, simply configure symptom onset and admission hour to get an automatic assessment of time to needle.
Apple Watch app
If you have an Apple Watch, you will find some of the app’s features on your wrist! The extension includes rt-PA dose calculator and Time manager.
We have also introduced two new scores:
- ABCD2 score for management of patients admitted with transient ischemic attacks
- CHA2DS2 VASc score to evaluate the risk of stroke for patients suffering from non valvular atrial fibrillation
Look at the screenshots below:
Want to get more information about Apple Watch app? Read a review of the app on iMedicalApps.com
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