See First Aid Tips For Stroke Below…
During a stroke, time is of the essence. Call emergency services and get to the hospital immediately.
Stroke may cause loss of balance or unconsciousness, which may result in a fall. If you think you or someone around you may be having a stroke, follow these steps:
- Call emergency services. If you’re having stroke symptoms, have someone else call for you. Stay as calm as possible while waiting for emergency help.
- If you’re caring for someone else having a stroke, make sure they’re in a safe, comfortable position. Preferably, this should be lying on one side with their head slightly raised and supported in case they vomit.
- Check to see if they’re breathing. If they’re not breathing at all, perform CPR. If they’re having difficulty breathing, loosen any constrictive clothing, such as a tie or scarf.
- Talk in a calm, reassuring manner.
- Cover them with a blanket to keep them warm.
- Do not give them anything to eat or drink.
- If the person is showing any weakness in a limb, avoid moving them.
- Observe the person carefully for any change in condition, and be prepared to tell the emergency operator about their symptoms and when they started. Be sure to mention if the person fell or hit their head.