Sunday, March 21, 2010

Locked In

A fairly common callout for ambulance personnel is for a CVA or otherwise known as a stroke or "brain attack". Quite often the patient will be exhibiting neurological deficits relating to their communication abilities, whether it be aphasia (no speech) or dysphasia (impaired speech). Often I wonder if they are actually aware of what is going on around them.

This video gives a great insight into what it feels like to have a stroke, and reminds us of how important it is to treat these patients with particular care and respect in this incredibly terrifying time in their life.

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