What is the first aid treatment for a stroke?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are first aid treatment guidelines for a stroke: 
  • Call for medical help immediately.
  • Monitor responsiveness and breathing.
  • Calm and reassure victim until help arrives.
  • Have victim rest in a comfortable position.
  • If the victim loses consciousness place in the Recovery Position (place victim on his/her side (preferably left) extending the lower arm above the head so the head rests on that arm and the opposite hand.)
  • Stay with the victim till help arrives.
  • Do not give victim anything to eat or drink.
  • Do not delay getting medical attention.
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