[Elist] non-moto First Aid

John Del Santo mcbwaycool at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 6 21:12:35 PET 2011

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. 


Thank God  for the sense to 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   *Ask the  person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE   (Coherently) 

(i.e. 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  emergency number immediately and  describe the symptoms to the  dispatcher. 

New Sign  of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your  Tongue 

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

A cardiologist  says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to  10 people; you can bet that at least one life will  be saved.   

John Del Santo
( 619 ) 223-0421   


  Benjamin Franklin
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