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Tin Man
2012-04-23, 10:59
Saw this and thought I would share it here...TM

You can Save someone's life by sharing this.

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T..R ...
My friend sent this to me ...and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this...

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg 'It is sunny out today').
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this status shares it; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

mudhead
2012-04-23, 15:42
Another one. F.A.S.T.

Face- Ask them to smile. Does one side droop.

Arms- Ask them to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward.

Speech- Ask them to repeat a simple sentence. Can they, and is it slurred.

Treatment- Any of these = 911. Time is important.

Ray
2012-04-23, 16:49
So it's not Stop, Drop and Roll?

Tin Man
2012-04-23, 16:57
So it's not Stop, Drop and Roll?

That's for excessive gas...

Ray
2012-04-23, 18:24
That's for excessive gas...I thought that was Stop, Look and Listen.

Tin Man
2012-04-23, 18:42
I thought that was Stop, Look and Listen.

aka 'do you want paper with that?'

mudhead
2012-04-23, 19:42
I thought that was Stop, Look and Listen.

That is only if you are missin' kissin'.

Skidsteer
2012-04-23, 19:53
Another one. F.A.S.T.

Face- Ask them to smile. Does one side droop.

Arms- Ask them to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward.

Speech- Ask them to repeat a simple sentence. Can they, and is it slurred.

Treatment- Any of these = 911. Time is important.

There were an awful lot of stroke victims in cabin C at Soruck this year.

Tin Man
2012-04-23, 20:06
Originally Posted by mudhead (http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?p=279965)<br />
Another one. F.A.S.T.<br />
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Face- Ask them to smile. Does one side droop.<br />
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Arms- Ask them to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward.<br />
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Speech- Ask them to repeat a simple sentence. Can they, and is it slurred.<br />
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Treatment- Any of these = 911. Time is important.<br />
<br />
There were an awful lot of stroke victims in cabin C at Soruck this year.

Um, otay...

sheepdog
2012-04-23, 20:25
I thought that was Stop, Look and Listen.

no, no, no.....it's stop, drop, and roll.

cool breeze
2012-04-23, 20:59
Stop, Drop a hit of acid, and roll a joint.

Big Mac
2012-04-23, 21:21
no, no, no.....it's stop, drop, and roll.

Tried that at Soruck. It hurt.

Cuffs
2012-04-23, 22:33
Tried that at Soruck. It hurt.

Sorry you got hurt in that, but thats funny!

Big Mac
2012-04-23, 23:21
Sorry you got hurt in that, but thats funny!

I thought it was funny too. On Monday.


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Lugnut
2012-04-23, 23:30
I thought it was funny when you staggered in the door bleeding. :ahhhhh:

Big Mac
2012-04-23, 23:33
I thought it was funny when you staggered in the door bleeding. :ahhhhh:

Like that's never happened to any of you . . .right? . . . Please tell me I'm right.


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Lugnut
2012-04-23, 23:47
Like that's never happened to any of you . . .right? . . . Please tell me I'm right.


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Well, I've never fallen down! :biggrin:

Ray
2012-04-24, 19:48
no, no, no.....it's stop, drop, and roll.


Tried that at Soruck. It hurt.Got the order wrong. Drop and roll until you stop is way different.

Big Mac
2012-04-24, 21:23
Got the order wrong. Drop and roll until you stop is way different.

I didn't roll much, but that drop did a number on my elbow. It must have done something to me head too, because it hurt REALLY bad the next day.