New Sign of Stroke

In caregiving, Health on December 10, 2011 at 2:38 am

There is a new indicator for recognizing a stroke, the Tongue. Remember: STRT

S = Ask the individual to SMILE
T = Ask the person to TALK, speak a simple sentence coherently (It is sunny out today.)
R = As them to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
T = Ask the person to STICK OUT THEIR TONGUE. If the tongue is “crooked” (goes to one side or the other) this is another indication of a stroke.

If the individual has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 IMMEDIATELY!

Neurologists believe if they can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours they can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. This is why time is of the utmost importance so don’t wait!

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