Stroke Emergency Care during COVID-19
With attention on COVID-19, recent news reports show fewer stroke patients are being admitted to hospitals around the world. This could be due to fear of getting the COVID-19 virus. There is also false belief that hospitals are too busy to care for those with a stroke. As this is not the case, if you or your family member have any stroke symptoms, the hospital is the best place to go.
Anyone with stroke symptoms should call 9-1-1 right away. Stroke is a medical emergency. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.
For more information about the warning signs of stroke, please go to the Heart & Stroke website.
To download a copy of the Heart & Stroke FAST poster, click here.
To download the Aphasia Institute poster, click here.
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