Euclid Hospital Hosts Stroke Awareness Event May 26
Euclid Hospital caregivers Jessica Tramontozzi, RN, CCM, Primary Stroke Program Manager and Kurt Karis, Clinical Data Abstractor, recently went to Euclid City Hall to meet with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail regarding stroke awareness.
A proclamation was presented by the Mayor during the visit, noting that the city of Euclid recognizes May as stroke awareness month and urging the community to familiarize themselves with risk factors and signs associated with stroke.
Euclid Hospital will be hosting “Stroke 101,” a free educational event on May 26 at the Euclid Senior Center at 11 a.m. to help promote stroke awareness. Attendees will learn about signs and symptoms to look for when it comes to stroke detection.
Euclid Hospital is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission. This signifies that Euclid Hospital has met stringent national stroke care standards. As a Certified Stroke Center, Euclid Hospital is held to the highest standards in the areas of quality and patient safety, which means the best care for patients.
The National Stroke Association uses the following information to get people to act in recognizing symptoms and getting help. It is recommended to think “F.A.S.T.”
F – Face: Ask person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A – Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech: Ask the person to speak a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T – Time: If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1.