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HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE
F ace - The face my have dropped on one side, smiling and speech may be affected. The casualty my not be able to control both eyes
A rms - The casualty may not be able to lift one or both arms and hold them in a raised position. Lifting even lighter objects can become difficult.
S peech - The casualty may not be able to talk coherently, speech may be garbled or impossible altogether.
T ime - Time is of the essence, you must dial 999/112 immediately and tell the operator you suspect a stroke.
Other symptoms include; Numbness, loss of vision, dizziness, problems with balance and coordination, difficulty swallowing, a severe headache and stiff neck and unconsciousness.
If the casualty is unconscious, place them in the recovery position. If the casualty is conscious, lay them down with the head and shoulders raised. Reassure the casualty, tell them help is on the way. Ask the casualty 'Has anything like this has happened before'. Find out if they are on any medication, or have any allergies.
Monitor the levels of response, and be prepared to place the casualty in the recovery position.
For further information on strokes visit http://www.stroke.org.uk or http://www.nhs.uk/actfast/pages/stroke.aspx
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