Wednesday, October 26, 2005

PattycamWatchers-Good advice that may save a life

Hi everyone- received an email today with the following information which I think is worth passing on.

Recognising a stroke

Susie stumbled and fell. Her friend, Sherry, saw this happen. Being very concerned, she had the insight to ask Susie the 3 questions below.

Suzie failed all three test questions, so 111 was called. Even though she had normal blood pressure readings and did not appear to be suffering from a stroke (she could converse to some extent with the Paramedics) they took her to the hospital right away. Susie suffered brain damage after a massive stroke, but is recovering at an incredible pace.

So simple this literally saved Susie's life some angel had previously sent this advice to Susie’s friend and she followed it exactly.

Read and Learn the 3 steps!

A stroke occurs when oxygen fails to reach some part of the brain. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim will suffer brain damage if people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, and take action. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking the victim three simple questions:

Ask the individual to SMILE.
Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE. SENTENCE coherently (e.g.”It is sunny out today").

If he or she has trouble with ANY of these tasks. call 111 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After discovering that a group of non medical volunteers could identify facial weakness arm weakness and speech problems,, researchers now urge the general public to learn the three questions.

They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Associadon's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

A cardiotogist,.says that if everyone who gets this email sends It to another, 10 people,, you can bet that at least one life will be saved BE A FRIEND. AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE

It could, save their lives. A stroke changes the lives of all family and. friends around the victim. for years afterwards....

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