Xarelto Lawsuit Albuquerque New Mexico
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Emergency Action Plan: What to Do If Someone near You is Experiencing a Stroke
Immediate action is one of the most important things you can do to help someone in the midst of a stroke. The sooner he or she receives medical care the better chance there is of surviving and recovering. This is why an emergency action plan is so important. It gives you a blueprint of things to do if someone near you begins to exhibit the symptoms associated with having a stroke.
The first thing you should do is call 911. Even if it turns out to be a false alarm or another problem, it is better to have emergency services on their way to help. The sooner a person gets to the hospital the better care he or she receives. Driving the person to the hospital might seem faster or a better option than waiting, but remember that emergency services can provide care during transport. They also have the ability to begin a diagnosis, which speeds the process of administering care once the patient arrives at the hospital.
There are also a few things you can do while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. You might be asked to describe symptoms to the 911 operator. He or she relays this information to the paramedics, so they have some idea of what awaits them upon their arrival.
Have the person lie flat on the floor. This allows the blood to flow to the brain as easily as possible. If the person loses consciousness, roll him or her into the “rescue position.” Lying on his or her side prevents choking if vomiting occurs.
Unlike a heart attack, health experts recommend aspirin not giving aspirin once a stroke begins, unless recommended by a doctor or EMT. Patients experiencing difficulty swallowing during a stroke can choke on the pill. Also, during a bleeding stroke, aspirin can worsen the effects, so it is better to forgo pills until the patient has received medical attention.
If you are near someone who you believe is having a stroke, you can conduct a few simple tests to evaluate the situation. Ask the person to smile. A crooked smile or inability to smile could indicate paralysis of the face. Ask the person to raise both arms. If one arm cannot be raised or begins to fall after it is raised, it indicates a weakness in one side of the body. Finally, ask the person to speak. Slurred or jumbled speaking is a strong indicator of stroke.
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