Child Nutrition & Wellness
Health Note (From the School Nurse)
Happy Heart Month
American HEART Association
WARNING SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE & CARDIAC ARREST
HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS:
Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
STROKE WARNING SIGNS:
- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
- Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
CARDIAC ARREST WARNING SIGNS:
If these signs are present CALL 9-1-1