Being aware of the signs and symptoms of a STROKE can be the most promising start to a quick recovery. Lives Can Be Saved by know the following information.
A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a clot or rupture of an artery. Note that not ALL signs or symptoms will occur in every event and some may seem to go away and reappear minutes later.
Sudden numbness, wakness or paralysis of arm, face or leg on one side of body.
Sudden onset of blurred or decreased vision.
Consuion, difficulty speaking or forming appropriate words.
Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
Any sudden severe headache, pounding in ears, stiff neck, facial pain or nausea.
Fainting, blacking our or appearance of tremors or a seizure.
Do not ignore any of these signs especially if more than one becomes present. DO NOT wait to see if they go away. Earliest Treatment increases the chances of better outcome and LESS permanent damage.
CALL 911 immediately
Get person into a resting position .on their side in event of vomiting.
Do not give the patient anything to eat or drink, not even asprin.
If person becomes unconscious, notify 911 on the way and begin CPR compressions @ 100 compressions a minute.
ONLY If person regains consciousness STOP CPR
Have COMPLETE list of medication, including over the counter & copy of Living Will ready to go to the Emergency Room with patient.