Monday, June 23, 2008

Stroke signs: Remember the first three letters, S. T. R.

One more way to remember stroke symptoms, recently from The HealthCentral Network - STROKE: Remember the First Three Letters, S. T. R.

The simple test, according to the article:

S: Ask the individual to SMILE.
T: Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (coherently) i.e., "It is sunny out today").
R: Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

So as you try to remind and teach people about stroke symptoms, another mnemonic device to help.

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