Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O.
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|Subject: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:52 pm|| |
INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW........................
Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.
During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured
everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said
she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she
appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest
of the evening
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been
taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had
suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs
of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.
they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a few minutes to read this...
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
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. 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 emergency
number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick Out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick'
out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or
the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
So remember S.T.R.O if you like. "O" for stick Out the tongue.
Let as many people know about this as possible, at least one life will be saved.
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:20 am|| |
Thanks.. this is good info.. Cheers
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:28 am|| |
not to be ignorant here but i read the title and i thought it was about a golf stroke. hmmm no wonder robin williams made a joke out of it.
but this is really good to know. thanks mate
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:33 am|| |
chillipadi, thanks for this tip. Hope I can remember this should I need to!
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:55 am|| |
Appreciate your sharing of useful info. Like what Ken_ said, I really hope I can remember it when needed. I had gone for a CPR course two years ago at St. John's, and I've forgotten almost half of it. Your thread actually reminded me that I should probably go back for a revision course by now.
Thanks and a great weekend to everyone!
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:14 am|| |
Thanks. I hope I'll never have to use this (or have someone use this on me) but will bear this in mind.
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|Subject: Re: Identifying a stroke: remember S.T.R.O. Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:32 am|| |
Thanks for sharing bro !
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