…..strokes are experienced each year” in New Zealand. It equates to a New Zealander having “one every 45 minutes” The good news many people who have a stroke can recover and lead successful happy lives”. A stroke is not age dependant and can happen to anyone at any time. This is significant when you consider that most strokes are avoidable. Another cause of a stroke is where a blood vessel that bursts in the brain. The escaping blood then seeps into the brain.
For more information, help and advice, check out the support the Stroke Association NZ at: https://www.stroke.org.nz/
Tomorrow we will continue our look at Stroke, its cause and how to identify a person experiencing a medical emergency….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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