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When Agnes' stroke hit, acting FAST saved her life

Posted Dec 13 2011 12:00am

My work with the Telestroke Initiative  has given me an opportunity to learn a great deal about stroke care and to know some of the people at the National Stroke Association.  In the process, I've also heard about some stories that hit really close to home (in the hospital).

One is of Agnes, a stroke unit nurse manager , who on February 10, 2009 went from being the stroke nurse to a stroke patient without warning.  She is a 35-year nursing veteran and a key nursing advocate and partner in establishing the hospital's stroke unit.  Her stroke occurred while relieving one of her nurses for meal break in her hospital's stroke unit.

In honor of each of my friends who care for stroke patients, I want to share the warning signs of stroke with my readers.

 

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