Don't Have a Stroke

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Workplace policy, what's that? Well, for reasons unknown you've been hired to work at your job, not play internet games, update Facebook, or harass your fellow man. Yet as we know, this is common behavior in the workplace. Nonetheless, it's against company policy in most every work environment. But you do what you want, you're an adult

The little brain up there is to raise stroke awareness. A lot of people were made aware after the Grammy Awards with Serene Branson's live TV report:

Of course the news was that she hadn't actually had a stroke, rather, it was a migraine attack that mimics a stroke. The fear though, was very real. 

Remember the patient isn't just the heart, as if any of us need that fact drilled into us. But to whit: procedures like hip surgery can make for clots, which make it up to the brain to block oxygen. If your patient starts having difficulty speaking or feeling parts of his body, don't hesitate to call for help. Most hospitals now have some sort of response team to try to avoid a Code Blue. Just don't get huffy if your coworker does it for you if you're not around.

More on that subject tomorrow. Remember to protect your brain. It may be the only one you get.