Activity First Aid - Online Blended Part 1

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Understanding Strokes: Types, Symptoms, and First Aid

The Impact of Strokes

Discover the significance of strokes as a major health concern.

  • Stroke Statistics: Learn about the prevalence and impact of strokes in the UK.
  • Disability Impact: Understand how strokes can lead to moderate to severe disabilities.
  • Mortality Rate: Explore the number of annual stroke-related deaths in the UK.
  • Cause of Death: Recognize the position of strokes among common causes of death.

Types of Strokes

Learn about the two main types of strokes and their causes.

  • Ischemic Stroke: Understand how blockages in brain arteries can lead to ischemic strokes.
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke: Explore the causes of hemorrhagic strokes resulting from burst blood vessels.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Discover the significance of transient ischemic attacks, often referred to as mini-strokes.

  • TIA Definition: Understand what a TIA is and its implications.
  • Multiple TIAs: Learn about the potential risks associated with recurrent TIAs.
  • Immediate Action: Recognize the importance of seeking emergency medical treatment for TIAs.

Stroke Risk Factors

Explore factors that increase the likelihood of experiencing a stroke.

  • Unmodifiable Risks: Acknowledge risk factors beyond control.
  • Modifiable Risks: Discover lifestyle changes and medication that can reduce stroke risks.

Recognizing Stroke Symptoms: FAST

Learn the FAST mnemonic to identify stroke symptoms promptly.

  • F - Face: Check for facial drooping or an inability to smile.
  • A - Arms: Assess arm weakness or an inability to raise both arms evenly.
  • S - Speech: Recognize slurred speech or difficulty speaking.
  • T - Time: Act quickly and call emergency services when any of these signs are observed.

Immediate First Aid

Understand the steps to provide immediate first aid when someone is having a stroke.

  • Safety First: Ensure the safety of the patient and call emergency services immediately.
  • Recovery Position: Safely position the patient on their affected side.
  • Comfort and Privacy: Cover the patient with a blanket, offer reassurance, and keep bystanders at a distance.
  • Dignity Preservation: Be sensitive to potential loss of bladder or bowel control to protect the patient's dignity.
  • Emotional Support: Recognize the emotional impact of assisting someone having a stroke and seek assistance if needed.
Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO4.1, 4.2 & 4.3