Strokes – What You Need To Know
Following on from this week’s first aid blogs on strokes in which we covered the types of strokes there are and signs and symptoms of a stroke. This final first aid blog looks at First Aid Treatment.
Remember the F.A.S.T method from yesterday’s blog
First Aid treatment for a potential stroke casualty
- Urgent removal to hospital – dial 999 now!
- Monitor Airway and Breathing
- Monitor vital signs
If the casualty is conscious …..
- Sit up
- Reassure (Remember the casualty maybe confused and unaware of what is happening)
If the casualty becomes unconscious
- Recovery Position
- Be prepared to resuscitate