ACUTE STROKE-READY HOSPITAL STATUS AT WAGONER HEALTH INCLUDES:
• Acute stroke response team, available 24/7, that can promptly administer the clot-busting drug, TPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator), if appropriate for patient.
• Trained stroke care staff and high-acuity clinical and technical monitoring of the stroke patient.
• Tele-neurology support available to bring neurology expertise directly into the Wagoner Health emergency room.
• Rehabilitation/therapy services providing quality, compassionate care designed to help patients recover quickly.
Does one side of the face droop, or is it numb?
Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?
Is one arm weak or numb?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared.