Know what to do when a stroke occurs

Apr 18,2013
A quick response to the signs of a stroke could help prevent life-long disability. At this free seminar, Richard Lafrance, MD, medical director for Samaritan Stroke Services and a neurologist with The Corvallis Clinic, and AmieJoe Roper, RN, coordinator for Samaritan Stroke Services, will share helpful information about how to prevent a stroke, recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke and what to do if a stroke is suspected.

“A quick and coordinated response is key when it comes to stroke,” said Roper. “Time lost is brain lost, and patients, their family members, emergency responders and health care providers are all partners in responding to stroke. Learning to recognize the signs and signals and knowing what to do can make a huge difference. If you have concerns or a history of stroke in your family, do not miss this educational opportunity.”

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, in conference rooms A and B.

Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Heart healthy refreshments will be provided. 

To register, visit samhealth.org/BeHealthy, call 541-768-4887 or toll-free at 1-855-873-0647.

The Samaritan Stroke Services team of specialists includes emergency room doctors, neurologists, nurses, speech language specialists and many others who work together to stop and reverse the damaging effects of a stroke.  For more information about Samaritan Stroke Services, call 541-768-6737, or visit samhealth.org/Stroke.
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