What To Do If Someone Has A Stroke, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

the stroke can occur when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted and starves the brain of oxygen drove the most commonly caused by a clot that blocks the flow of blood to part of the brain although some strokes can be caused by a ruptured blood vessel that causes bleeding into the brain call 999 or 1 1 2 for emergency help immediately if you think someone has had a stroke if you suspect someone is having a stroke you can use the fast guide to identify the key signs F stands for facial weakness look at their mouth or eye they may be droopy and can’t smile evenly a arm weakness awesome to raise both their arms they may only be able to raise one can you raise both arms for me please s speech problems they’re unable to speak clearly or might not be able to understand what you’re saying to them ask them a question such as what is your name can they respond appropriately can you tell me your name please t it’s time to call 9 9 9 or 1 1 2 for emergency help and tell them you suspect a stroke after using the fast guide while waiting for help to arrive keep them comfortable supportive and reassure them do not give them anything to eat or drink because it may be hard for them to swallow keep monitoring their level of response until help arrived if they become unresponsive prepare to treat for an unresponsive casualty so remember to help someone who has had a stroke use fast facial weakness arm weakness and speech problems means it’s time to call 999 or 1 1 tooth from urgency help and that’s how you help someone who’s having a stroke if this video has been helpful to you help support central ambulance by going to ha8 org dot uk’ /so name [Music]

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  2. There is something strange about that woman in the green shirt… is she wearing shoulder pads or a corset? Very odd.

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