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Do you know what to do if someone has a stroke?

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Stroke,

  1. 1. Stroke Act FAST © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  2. 2. FAST <ul><li>Facial weakness: Can the person smile? </li></ul><ul><li>Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms? </li></ul><ul><li>Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly? </li></ul><ul><li>Test all three. </li></ul>© 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Telephone For Help <ul><li>From the US dial 911 </li></ul><ul><li>From the UK dial 900 or 112 </li></ul><ul><li>From Europe dial 112 </li></ul>© 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Stroke <ul><li>They will revert to their first language. They may not even remember that they had a second or maybe more languages. </li></ul><ul><li>They will have slurred or indistinct speech and may get irritated quickly if you do not understand. They think that they are speaking clearly but the mouth may not respond. </li></ul><ul><li>Walking and normal bodily functions will be difficult and they will need help even to go to the toilet. </li></ul>© 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Stroke Cont. <ul><li>They can recover to a level after a stroke but there will always be an element of weakness that cannot be overcome with therapy or mechanical aids. </li></ul><ul><li>They may no longer understand the term stroke. One old lady was confused for a very long time until someone told her she had suffered a “seizure” a very old term for a stroke. </li></ul>© 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

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