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STROKE MATERIALS: RADIO PSAs


"Ambulance"

Listen to this 30 second PSA to learn why it is important to act fast when experiencing a stroke emergency.

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Emergency dispatcher heard on police radio: (Sirens) Emergency medical unit respond to 102 Maple Avenue. Possible stroke victim...

Announcer: When stroke occurs, you have 60 minutes to win or lose the race of your life. There are new treatments. But you must get to a hospital fast.

If you suddenly feel weakness on one side, have trouble speaking, walking, or seeing, it could be a stroke. Call 9-1-1. Get to a hospital. Because how you spend the next 60 minutes could determine how you spend the rest of your life.

Stroke. Know the signs. Act in time.

A message from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

"Hero"

Want to be a hero? Listen to this 30 second PSA to learn what it takes to save someone from a stroke emergency.

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Announcer: So you want to be a hero? Here are some ways to get the job:

(water splashing, people screaming "shark, shark!")

Announcer: Hunt down that killer shark.

(cat meow, roaring fire)

Announcer: Or run into a burning building to save a kitty.
Luckily, there's an easier way to become a hero.

(music starts)

Announcer: Call 9-1-1 if you see someone experiencing the symptoms of stroke: sudden weakness on one side, trouble speaking, walking or seeing.

Stroke, Know the signs. Act in time. You'll be a real hero.

A message from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

"Rush"

Recognizing the symptoms of stroke and receiving hospital treatment within one hour can prevent lifelong disability. Listen to this 30 second PSA to learn more.

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(Rushing feet, panting)

Man's voice (cross): "Come on, the meeting's already started!"

Announcer: Sometimes it's important...

(Rushing feet, panting, over "Last call boarding gate number 9" announcement on airport PA)

Announcer: ...sometimes it's urgent.

(Doors of ER burst open, orders shouted)

Announcer: Sometimes, it's vital.

Hospital treatment within one hour of a stroke can prevent lifelong disability. If you notice someone experiencing sudden weakness on one side, or having a problem speaking, walking or seeing, call 9-1-1 fast.

Stroke. Know the signs. Act in time.

A message from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

"Ruth's Story"

This 60 second PSA is a real life story that describes the importance of responding quickly to a stroke emergency.

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(Music in background)

Ruth: It started off as a normal day, I felt fine when I arrived at the plant...

Announcer: Ruth Junious' life was about to change.

Ruth: Then I dropped my keys. (Keys hit ground) They kept slipping out of my hand. (Keys jingle)

My arm felt numb. A co-worker asked me if I was OK, (Woman's voice: Are you ok?) and I couldn't speak. I started to get scared...

Announcer: Ruth was having a stroke. People around her weren't sure what to do.

Ruth: They thought I should go home or lie down, but I knew something was very wrong. I wrote 9-1-1 on a piece of paper - with my other hand - and someone called for me. (Phone ringing and ambulance siren)

Announcer: Because everyone acted quickly, doctors at the hospital were able to give Ruth treatment that started to reverse the symptoms.

Ruth: Within a few minutes, I was talking again! I didn't know a thing about stroke before I had one. Now, I make sure that my friends and family know all the signs of stroke, so they'll get help fast if they need it.

Announcer: Know stroke. Know the signs. Act in time.

Call 1-800-352-9424 for more information.

Brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

"Ileana" (Spanish)

Llegar al hospital a tiempo puede salvarle la vida. Escuche este anuncio para aprender sobre los síntomas de un ataque cerebral.

Oprima el botón de abajo para escuchar anuncio en Español.

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Ileana: Llegué a casa del trabajo y no me sentía bien, quería recostarme pero mi mamá notó que yo estaba sosteniendo mi brazo de manera extraña y que no estaba caminando bien, le dije que solo necesitaba una siesta pero ella insistió en que llamaramos al nueve once (911) enseguida, ella sabía que yo estaba sufriendo un ataque cerebral.

Announcer: Es importante reconocer los síntomas de un ataque cerebral: debilidad en un lado del cuerpo, dificultad para hablar, ver o caminar o dolor de cabeza repentino y severo.

Ileana: El médico dijo que no habría sobrevivido si mi mamá no hubiera llamado al nueve once (911).  Estoy aquí gracias a tí mama.

Announcer: Cuando se trata de un ataque cerebral cada minuto cuenta. Si cree que usted o un ser querido puede estar sufriendo un atauqe cerebral llame inmediatamente al nueve once (911) y simplemente diga STROKE. Para más información sobre los ataques cerebrales llame al 1-800-352-9424. Un mensaje del U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

"Manuel" (Spanish)

Escuche este anuncio para aprender sobre los síntomas de un ataque cerebral.

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Manuel: Eran las tres de la madrugada, tuve una pesadilla en la que no podía sentir mi cuerpo. Cuando desperté me di cuenta que realmente no podía sentir mi lado izquierdo, mi brazo, mi pierna, nada. Mi esposa dijo que yo estaba sufriendo un ataque cerebral.

Wife: Es importante reconocer los síntomas de un ataque cerebral, debilidad en un lado del cuerpo, dificultad para hablar, ver o caminar, o dolor de cabeza repentino y severo.

Manuel: Debido a que mi esposa conocía los síntomas de un ataque cerebral pude llegar al hospital a tiempo para recibir la atención que necesitaba.

Wife: Cuando se trata de un ataque cerebral cada minuto cuenta. Si cree que usted o un ser querido puede estar sufriendo un ataque cerebral llame inmediatamente al nueve once (911) y simplemente diga STROKE. Para más información sobre los atquqes cerebrales llame al 1-800-352-9424. Es un mensaje del U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

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