What to do when someone has a stroke?

What to do when someone has a stroke?

Timmy’s grandpa is having a stroke! Help Timmy learn how to identify the signs of a stroke with the acronym FAST and how to treat for shock using the acronym WARTS. You too can help save lives! Strokes are the second biggest disease leading to death which is why it is important to learn how to care for a person during a stroke. We hope that everyone can learn the basic first aid for stroke though this video.

This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Heather Zhao, Ream Abdulla, Behrad Dehnadi, and Praniya E.

Copyright McMaster University 2019

Links for more information on stroke:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/

MedicineNet: https://www.medicinenet.com/stroke_symptoms_and_treatment/article.htm


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1 Comment

  1. I'mBari on February 20, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Just give up tummy 🙁

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