3 days ago
As we continue celebrating EMS Week and the things our EMS professionals do to go “Beyond the Call”, we want to highlight one of the activities we do to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
It is estimated that someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Many people have catastrophic results because they did not recognize the symptoms quick enough to get treatment.
Through a partnership with Arkansas Saves, LifeNet was able to distribute BEFAST Magnets to football fans at high school football games last fall. Additionally, fans had the opportunity to play a game that demonstrated the serious long term effects of stroke. We are looking forward to repeating the events this coming football season
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A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Anyone, regardless of age, can have a stroke. When this happens, brain cells don’t get the blood and oxygen that they need to survive and nerve cells stop working within minutes, affecting the part of the body they control. Immediate treatment has been shown to minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.
LifeNet can provide free education classes to your group, church, business, or organization about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
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