Listen to our latest #insideMWHC podcast episode on stroke.
The Mary Washington Healthcare Stroke Awareness program aims to increase
community awareness about stroke. Despite progress in stroke prevention
and improvements in medical care, stroke remains the fifth leading cause
of death and the major cause of long-term disability in adults in the
United States. Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognizing stroke and getting
the right treatment quickly can save lives and lead to improved outcomes.
In this presentation, we define stroke, review the time-sensitive treatments
for stroke and discuss how you can be "stroke smart" by learning
the three R’s” of stroke:
recognize symptoms with BE-FAST, and
respond immediately by calling 9-1-1!
This education is brought to you by Susan Halpin, MSN, RN, SCRN, Mary Washington
Hospital Stroke Program Coordinator; Christina Rauch, EMT-P, Mary Washington
Healthcare EMS Coordinator; and Bert Seitzinger, stroke survivor and MWH
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