You could save a life.

STROKE:

Remember
The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R.

 If everyone can remember something this
simple, we could save some folks.

 

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:


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STROKE
IDENTIFICATION:


A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally.   He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Remember the "3" steps, STR .    
Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.    Unfortunately,
the lack of awareness spells disaster. 

The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail
to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE .

T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE   SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg "It is sunny
out today").

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999 immediately!! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

 NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is

1.  Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.

2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.









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