How to Treat Someone Having a Stroke | First Aid Training

How to Treat Someone Having a Stroke | First Aid Training

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A stroke is very serious and needs to be treated right away. You’ll commonly see this in elderly people, but you can see it in all ages, in all walks of life. You want to diagnose it quickly, and you want to get help quickly.

So what is a stroke? A stroke is a stoppage of blood to the brain. It can either be through an obstruction, which is like a blood clot in the brain, or it can be through hemorrhaging. Something is bleeding out, and you’re not getting enough blood to the brain. So what will you see? You’ll see numbness. You’ll see tingling. You’ll see vision disturbances. You’ll see trouble speaking, trouble understanding speech, trouble walking, dizziness, confusion. Sometimes you’ll see a sudden, severe headache that comes out of nowhere.

What are some of the signs that a person displays? Here’s what you can do. You can have the person smile. You can have the person stick out their tongue. You can have the person raise their arms. You can have the person speak to you. With a stroke, you’re going to see one side crooked. Their tongue will be crooked. Their smile will be crooked. Sometimes they can’t even raise one side of their face. They’ll have trouble walking and maintaining balance.

You want to get help right away. The faster you get medication, the faster you get treatment, the better the outcome of a stroke is. Call 911. Tell them, “I think my friend, I think my family member, I think someone’s having a stroke.” With a stroke, every minute counts. Every minute that you’re in the house, every minute that you’re in transit to the hospital, and every minute from when you get to the hospital to when you get to the stroke unit. The faster you can get them treatment, the better their recovery will be.


  1. Dood on December 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    How to Treat Someone Who Is Having a Stroke; Call 911

  2. jay thakkar on December 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    what is first aid .what is your videos title

  3. Getenstute Sunny on December 24, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    what if there’s an emergency right now, and someone is looking at youtube for advice

  4. CaptainLightning on December 24, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    My mom had a stroke about an hour ago and got on the ambulance in less than 40 minutes, she was still conscious and remembered our birthdays and wanted to read her newspaper. They said that there will be no complications thanks for all the help.

  5. Stephanie Milson on December 24, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Sorry to hear man.

  6. Floriza Jones on December 24, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    we dont call 911 in australia we call 000

  7. Charlotte Jean Valdez on December 24, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    The title should be how to identify if it’s a

  8. ZODIAC on December 24, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    i tried 2 high blood pressure meds no way i can take them no way

  9. winner winner chicken dinner on December 24, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I remember when my mom and I were at my grandmas home about 8 years ago. My mom notices that she was talking really weird and that her face was saggy on one side. She called the ambulance but my grandmother didnt want help, because she didnt know that she was having a stroke. luckily she was forced by the paramedics to come with them. She had her stroke for quite a while before getting treatment. She was diagnosed with dementia about a week later.😔

  10. Brad Rakowski on December 24, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    My mom died from 1

  11. Jim Breslin Clinic on December 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    The video is named "How to treat someone…" and it contains a good bit of knowledge for the untrained. But the video is what to watch out for, NOT how to treat! No mention of placing the victim in a recovery position if they are lying on the ground or the body warmth needed to prevent further damage, what about the collar and tie or tight neckline? Good video but it really should have included whats in its headline, that is what someone would google for if they came across a victim!

  12. TroiKamikaZetan on December 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I should have learned this before my father had a stroke.
    Time is really important… really…

  13. idunnoproductionzz on December 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Half of these ‘signs’ for a stroke oddly resemble those little 12 year old ‘gangsters’ you see.

  14. Pancho Guero on December 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    after a lovely day my husband start talkink wear and falling asleep. i ask him to talk more, he talk "drunk" without drinks. i ask him to sit and thats when i call an ambulance. 20 seconds my friends, he has an stroke and he don’t know is happening. ready to sleep. i just noticed his talking. take care.

  15. Gamingworld1346 on December 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I think I’m gonna have a stroke cuz what she said is happening to me
    I can’t speak
    Can’t understand words sometimes
    Having anxiety attacks
    Dizziness and confusion
    But idk if that’s signs of stroke or not

  16. RareEnoughToFind22 on December 24, 2020 at 9:42 pm

     "Didn’t tell us "How to Treat". Do you give aspirin while waiting for 911 to respond?"

    911 ASAP. that is exactly what you do. nothing done to the body will change a thing! neurons die off within only 5 minutes of onset. I.e brain tissue is dying after just 5 minutes.    And you cannot treat without knowing what kind of stroke it is, which takes time off of his/her chance to survive. But if you don’t know you may well kill the person by giving them blood thinners (to clear out a clot) if they have a hemorrhage (blood would go thinner, person would bleed more).

    you cannot stop a stroke without medical help. it is in the brain. you cannot give CPR, and nothing to the body will help at all. you only have a matter of time before death, or irreparible damage.

    Usually, by the time the person is at the hospital, the immediate neurons are dead, and they are just trying to save the neurons around it. and when neurons die, they cannot regenerate…

    you need to beat time. Asperin is child’s play. that is the point of this video….

  17. ZODIAC on December 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    many people will have a stroke high blood pressure meds side effects are way too hard to deal with they are unbearable

  18. Valantis K on December 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    My dad had a massive stroke in 1997..Watch this video it really makes a lot of sense..Thank you HowCast

  19. Bekar LTD on December 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    but what should we do before 911 call????

  20. Rachel P on December 24, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    My grandpa called 911 while he was having a stroke. Only thing that was damaged were nerves in his hand and a little loss of his balance. We live states away so I am thankful he was able to crawl to the phone and call.

  21. NightCat Moon on December 24, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    lol theres videos about first aid and health, then you see a video of how to twerk at a club. yup they can cause heart attacks if you twerking too much. jk lmao

  22. I0xPlatinum on December 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you I think I’m having oe

  23. Levi vi on December 24, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    My grandma has stroke. Im sad.

  24. leoj1234567890 on December 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    stroke them…

  25. Attention Whore on December 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    0:31 me every morning.

  26. Stevens Micheal on December 24, 2020 at 9:54 pm


  27. Bonded by SpiteCult on December 24, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I had a stroke happen to me and is awful. Im 19 years old so that can happen anyone. I got stabbed 7 times and the blood clot stopped going to my brain so that why i got the stroke. Im lucky to be alive so thats what im thankful for.

  28. Nikki Sterner on December 24, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    What if your by yourself!?? What then

  29. Danny Irish Greene on December 24, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    KNOW Your First Aid people..Level 2 At least
    Not the One day course..

  30. Tvoyo Delo on December 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Another awful clickbait! I know what a stroke is, I know it’s signs and symptoms! I know to call 911. That is NOT FIRST AID, lady. There is a variety of reasons why 911 may not get there on time. If your video has FIRST AID in the title, don’t make the main point "Call 911 right away", it’s dishonest. The point is, I want a video that tells me how to help a person if 911 is 1/2 hour away. Why are y’all so cookie-cutter with your "call 911"?!!!

  31. lawrence dvork on December 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    nice call 911 amazing

  32. arz on December 24, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I gpt. A fnbugerger from msndondalds pleas grhelp be i thibkd inf havngba a stoktrkr

  33. boystaxi0101 on December 24, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Very straight forward. Good job

  34. Imperial on December 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Didn’t tell us "How to Treat". Do you give aspirin while waiting for 911 to respond?

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  36. nathalie tabacki on December 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Please pray for my brother he is dying in the hospital a 7 year old got a stroke which means half his body is num t would mean a lot if u tell your followers to pray for him he is my only brother and he could die and a few minutes

  37. Scott Anton on December 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    my mom had a stroke and got surgery she almost died im lucky to have her she cant move her right arm and she is in a wheel chair she can kind of move her right leg it happend in october this comment goes out to my mom i love you

  38. Grace Foo on December 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    do some demo pls..

  39. satpal sharma on December 24, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    hlo …my grandfather is of 85 years …he is suffering from blood clotting in brain…from last 3months he is not well…in our family everyone is worried and after treatment he is alright BT now his confusion is not going…he is very much confused….he thinks that we are having two houses he goes in neighbours house and ask him that where us our house …what to do now ??we are very much worried about him …plz help us

  40. Lina Let's GO! on December 24, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    To avoid a stroke, the following must be observed:
    Do not eat fast carbohydrates – they destroy your blood vessels. As soon as you eat something floury, sugar, products containing hidden sugar – your blood glucose level rises immediately – the pancreas starts to work in an emergency mode to produce insulin, so that you can take away all excess glucose as soon as possible – from here insulin resistance, hence obesity, hence type 2 diabetes mellitus, hence hypothyroidism (this is a thyroid disease), etc.
    Next: the blood coagulation system is activated, since microcracks need to be repaired and platelet count is increased in this way, because platelet plugs close the vessels from the inside, and bad cholesterol behind the vessel wall (under the intima) and your liver begins to produce frenzied amounts of low density lipoproteins ( bad cholesterol) to putty all the microcracks that result from eating fast carbohydrates. hence, vasoconstriction occurs because LDL begins to adhere and thus forms atherosclerotic plaques.
    The vessels are narrowing, and the pressure rises – persistent hypertension and here it is a stroke or heart attack … People! You do not eat sugar, refined white flour – it’s an empty carbohydrate! Do not eat potatoes in such quantities – this is a paste for your vessels … do not you understand this? You destroy yourself. Learn the rules of nutrition. Well, are you not interested in your health?
    Trust him to doctors who, in addition to statins and other drugs, whose function is to suppress the liver’s function to produce just LDL, and he performs a homogeneous medicinal role in the body, and you destroy your liver … Eliminate the fast group of carbohydrates from the diet, eliminate stress. Drink more warm water, walk more, breathe according to the Buteyko method and drink omega-3 and you will not have strokes and heart attacks.

  41. Fogi Floorfilla on December 24, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    she should of told people the rescue position for a stroke

  42. Linh Nguyễn Diệu on December 24, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    so nothing i can do to help them except call 911?

  43. David Knight on December 24, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    my dad collapsed in the hallway and was completely unresponsive, he deficated in his sleep and was out for about a minute, i have no idea if this was a stroke, he refused to go to the hosiptal and said, oh i just stood up to fast. now hes throwing up, is this just a sickness or did he have a stroke please someone help

  44. Vlad Dobreanu on December 24, 2020 at 10:20 pm


  45. I0xPlatinum on December 24, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    No seosoy

  46. Jacob Kim on December 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm


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