Emergency Medicine Book


Finger-to-Nose Test

Aka: Finger-to-Nose Test, Finger-To-Nose
  1. See Also
    1. SCAT2 evaluation
    2. Finger-Nose-Finger
  2. Indications
    1. Sideline Concussion evaluation in age over 10 years
  3. Preparation
    1. Patient sits in chair
    2. One arm extended
      1. Forward flexed at Shoulder to 90 degrees
      2. Elbow and wrist extended
  4. Technique
    1. Patient touches nose with index finger and then extends the arm fully
    2. Repeat five times within 4 seconds
  5. Interpretation
    1. Correct performance in the SCAT2 evaluation is assigned 1 point if done correctly
  6. Resources
    1. Sport Concussion Assessment Tool ( SCAT2)
      1. http://www.cces.ca/en/files-116

Finger-to-nose test (C0278158)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 73060005
English Finger-nose test, finger nose test, finger nose testing, finger-to-nose test, finger to nose test, Finger-to-nose test (procedure), Finger-to-nose test
Spanish prueba dedo - nariz (procedimiento), prueba dedo - nariz
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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