Thursday, September 20, 2018

How To Tell If Someone Is Having A Stroke

While it is hard to tell if someone is having a stroke, it is important to be able to identify if one is happening because prompt medical treatment can save a life. You can ask someone to do three simple tasks to determine if a person is having a stroke. The test is known as Smile-Arms-Sentences (SAS Test) and the tasks are: Ask the person to smile Ask the person to raise both their arms Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

So…if the person has difficulty with any of these tasks, call 911.

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