Tuesday, 20 November 2007

This may well SAVE A LIFE!



Sometimes the symptoms of a STROKE are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognise the symptoms of a stroke.


HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE -


Ask the victim to do 3 things:


1. SMILE.


2. RAISE BOTH ARMS.


3. REPEAT A SIMPLE SENTENCE (coherently). eg It's very hot today.


If the victim has trouble with ANY of these tasks, call an ambulance immediately & describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.


Widespread use of this test could result in a prompt diagnosis & treatment of the stroke & prevent brain damage.. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!



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1 comments:

Bryan Clark said...

Great post.

These signs could go a long way in recognizing and getting help for a stroke victim. It's rare to say that a blog post may just save a life some day.

Good stuff!