About Saving Someone Who May Have Had A Stroke-Important Information

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Jun 30, 2013

the following could save you or someone you love at that bar b que on the 4th.

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

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.


So, here are 4 ways  to test someone you suspect may have had a stroke

Ask Them To Smile

Have them stick their tongue out. If it is crooked, that is an indicator.

Have them speak a simple sentence coherently.

See If They Can Raise Both Arms.