First Aid: Stroke

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First Aid:

Stroke

In this video, you will learn to recognize the signs of a stroke and what to do.

A stroke is a problem with the blood supply to the brain.

Signs of a Stroke

The signs of a stroke appear SUDDENLY with:

1- a drooping face

The face droops, becomes asymmetrical or distorted

2- Difficulty speaking;

The casualty has trouble speaking;

3 -Numbness in one limb

The casualty has a weakness or numbness in one arm or leg;

4 - Headache

The casualty may have a headache

5 - trouble seeing

The casualty has difficulty seeing

First Aid Techniques:

1 Have the casualty lie down

- Make the person comfortable and have them lie down if possible.

2 – Call the Emergency Services

- Call the emergency services AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

The faster they receive treatment, the less likely they are to suffer serious consequences, including death.

Make a note of the time the first signs of the stroke appeared, as this will be important for subsequent treatment.

3 Do not give them anything to drink

4 Do not give them anything to eat

-Make sure the casualty does not make any physical effort or eat or drink, as stroke victims may have trouble swallowing.

- Keep a check on their state of consciousness and breathing until medical help arrives.

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