Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders

Strokes

 

A stroke – or brain attack – occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, Strokes are the third most common cause of death in the UK and leave many with a long-term disability.

When dealing with a stroke, speed is of the essence. The earlier the casualty receives treatment, the better.

If you suspected someone was suffering from a stroke, what would you do? 

Stroke symptoms

Treatment for a stroke

If you suspect a person has had a stroke, use the FAST (Face-Arm-Speech-Test) guide:

F – Facial weakness: the person is unable to smile and their eye and/or mouth is droopy

A – Arm weakness: the person is only able to raise one arm

S – Speech problems: the person is unable to speak clearly or can’t understand the spoken word

T – Time to call 999/112 for emergency help if you suspect the person has had a stroke

 

The Recovery Position

Perform CPR On Adults

Choking

Burns & Scalds

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