Life-Saving Stroke and Heart Attack Tips
Sherry Robbins, President of ERTA, shares these important tips with us:
I have these 3 steps as a Note in my phone so, if I forget them, I know where to look!!
Tips on what to do when you think you are having a heart attack:
- Deep breaths with each cough — 2 per second until help arrives
- Do not lie down
Recognising a Stroke
Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R.
S* Ask the individual to SMILE
T* Ask the person to TALK — SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE COHERENTLY
(i.e. I like Chicken Soup)
R* Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS
Stroke has a new indicator:
New Sign of a Stroke — Stick out Your Tongue.
If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
Sherry Robbins, President of ERTA
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