Stroke patient identification

image

Recently I had a student on a course talk about a fourth way to identify a victim of a stroke.  I had never come across this before so i was intrigued. During an emergency phone call the ambulance service asked the caller to ask the stroke victim to stick their tongue out for the family which fell to the left. Although in this instance it helped the family to identify the stroke it is not a universal method of identifying a stroke. I have attached the recognised UK NHS advice with the Internet link. In first aid we are expected to follow set procedures, however little tricks like this used at the same time as the recognised procedures can sometimes help in your diagnosis.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stroke/pages/introduction.aspx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s