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.
The signs of a stroke appear SUDDENLY with:
The face droops, becomes asymmetrical or distorted
The casualty has trouble speaking;
The casualty has a weakness or numbness in one arm or leg;
The casualty may have a headache
The casualty has difficulty seeing
- Make the person comfortable and have them lie down if possible.
- 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.
-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.